Rome is ready to leave. Italian football reopens its doors tomorrow with the Italian Cup, Juve-Milan and then Napoli-Inter. Then, after the final of 17 June, it will be Serie A time. And then the time starts to run, the training sessions follow one another at an ever greater pace. It is necessary to rebuild the physical estate, to make a bis preparation, similar to what is usually done in summer. Two hours of training today for Fonseca’s Roma, with a 11 vs 11 match at the end of the session. We will have to get ready for the race with Sampdoria, the first post coronavirus, on Wednesday 24 June at the Olimpico. The Giallorossi club played a lot in the last segment of the championship. Also in a market key.The accounts of Roma are in deep difficulty. Losses reached 126 million, debt rose to 278.5 million. In the letter sent to the shareholders in view of the shareholders’ meeting of 29 June, within the financial framework, ‘significant uncertainties’ and’ significant financial needs’ are mentioned. If a partner who helps James Pallotta in the recapitalization does not arrive, it will be necessary to sell the best assets available, the players. Zaniolo, Pellegrini, Under, and Pau Lopez are just some of the ones that have the most market. Sacrifices which, however, may not be mandatory in case of qualification for the next Champions League. That’s why the last 12 days, for the Giallorossi club, will be decisive to say the least.
We return to the field with an eye to the standings: fifth place, -3 from Atalanta fourth and qualified (albeit with an extra game played by Roma). Fonseca will start from five irreplaceable certainties around which the whole squad will rotate in the substantial turnover, necessary for the many races to be played.
1. DZEKO – The Bosnian attacker can only be the first pivot: too important for realization skills, for how it binds the game between departments and for leadership. Kalinic is not an equally valid alternative, Edin must be 100% to chase the Champions League.