Eusebio di Francesco accepts he doesn’t know his right playing XI after 2-0 loss against Bologna
It’s difficult to accept but AS Roma is not leaving a good impression this season after reaching UEFA Champions League semifinal last season. There were lot of expectations from Giallorossi this season both in Serie A and Champions League, but they haven’t started well.
Roma only victory this season has come against Torino in their opening Serie A game. Since then, Eusebio di Francesco side haven’t won a single game whether it’s Serie A or Champions League.
They played 3-3 draw against Atalanta, lost 2-1 against AC Milan, played 2-2 draw against Chievo, and then lost 3-0 in UEFA Champions League fixture against Real Madrid. And to add to the pain, they lost today against Bologna as well despite dominating the game.
Monchi: There is no excuse for our recent results but Francesco Totti should not interfere in my work here, he’s not a champion like Maldini and Zanetti. His influence has been negative.(Via @PremiumSportHD) #Monchi #AsRoma pic.twitter.com/5GF3oREt0P
— -El Jardinero- (@J4FN1) September 23, 2018
Giallorossi taken 26 shots and 8 of them were on target, but they failed to score. Bologna took their chances with Federico Mattiello and Federico Santander and they successfully win the game 2-0. It’s difficult to digest the defeat for any coach in the world and Eusebio di Francesco has the same reaction after the match.
I see a lot of fans blaming EDF and calling for his head…but for me Monchi, backed by Pallotta, are the ones to blame for this mess. They sold off a huge part of the spine of this team, Alisson for the money involved you can understand… #ASRoma
— Lee Roberts (@Lee_R1989) September 23, 2018
He said as Football Italia reports, “If you have 74% of possession and lose 2-0, it means something is missing in your attitude. If you lose every duel with Bologna, then you were not determined enough.”
— Scot Munroe (@scot_munroe) September 23, 2018
“I genuinely can’t tell you what system we’re going to use next time, because first and foremost I need to find the right men and then work around their characteristics. I don’t think a tackle is a tactical issue, it’s about desire, timing and fire. You can’t teach that, I’ve been a player and I know what it means to be out there.”
In another game of the day, Napoli earned a comfortable 3-1 victory over Torino thanks to Lorenzo Insigne brace and Simone Verdi goal. Lazio also had a great day as they enjoyed 4-1 victory over Genoa. Ciro Immobile hit a brace and Felipe Caicedo & Sergej Milinkovic-Savic each helped themselves with a goal to take their team to the fifth position on Serie A points table.