According to the Italian media football-italia citing "Record" news, Fonseca said the team needs stability and more investment to motivate the team to compete for the trophy.
Fonseca said: "Playing in Serie A is a challenge and an incentive." This is the second season of the Portuguese coach in Rome. He told his hometown newspaper "Record" about his experience.
Fonseca said: "Since I came here, the club has changed a lot." He was referring to the new owner Fredrikin consortium. "It is important for the club to be stable and find the right balance so that we can achieve positive results. There are two or three teams competing for the championship, and it is more difficult to compete for a Champions League seat."
Roma finished fifth last season and will therefore participate in the Europa League this season. "We must remember that we have just started a new plan. This new plan also includes 14 new players. This is a very different offensive style football plan. The chances we create are second only to Atlanta in Serie A. ."
"During the transition, we have seen the growth of players like Ibanez, Mancini, Velitu, Pellegrini, Zaniolo, Diawara and Spinazzola. "I believe we have been able to create a team that spends most of the time offensive in the opponent's half. We want to become more dominant this season and retain more possessions." Fonseca said.
"I have always been an optimistic person, but I also want to admit the reality. There are many teams in Serie A that are more stable than Roma, and they invest a lot more money than Roma." "Nevertheless, I did not change my beliefs. We You can win something with Roma. Playing in Italy is challenging and motivating because every game is different and difficult to win. Don’t forget, Roma hasn’t won a championship in 12 years. "
After Dan Friedkin bought Roma, people's expectations of the team inevitably increased, but the huge investment has not yet arrived.
"I think the arrival of the new chairman is in a very realistic and balanced way. He understands the reality of the club. This is very important for us. We can feel that they are around and focus on solving all problems with the team. Questions about the way of working. I’m very impressed. Our coaches are never fully satisfied in the transfer market. There are one or two positions that we could have improved, but due to the pandemic and the resulting financial problems, this is us The toughest summer in years. For me, getting Smalling, Pedro and Mkhitaryan is very important, and Kumubra and Mayoral are good supplements. "
"Indeed, I think it is important to find a replacement for Kluivert, but it is impossible. Don't forget, there is no sports director in Rome now, which affects our negotiating ability.
"You can't build a great team in two days. It takes time. I have to say that if the trophy is determined by the passion and love for the club, Rome will always win the championship. Believe me, they are special. I am willing to bring these fans the trophy they deserve."