Roma in crisis: the directors looking for solutions, Pallotta waits for answers


Il Messaggero.it: Roma president Jim Pallotta prefers not to comment on the defeat against Atalanta, Roma’s hierarchy (Monchi and Baldissoni), however, have traveled to Milan to attend the final of the SuperCoppa for the club’s Primavera side. With the players on holiday until next Monday, the leadership of Roma will begin tomorrow to question how to get out of the free-fall the team has been in since early December, where they’ve achieved only 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. It’s even possible that Pallotta plans a meeting with the Giallorossi’s directors in London, as he may attend the NBA match between his Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers on 11 January. The main topic will obviously focus on trying to understand what is happening to the team. Then the transfer market will be discussed, including potential sales. Pallotta wants to clearly see solutions, as the management have an obligation to give them, as he does not want to squander the investments made in the summer and risk losing out on Champions League football.

The ball, then, passes to the hands of Monchi, who arrived in Rome last April, and was the catalyst of the summer transfer market and the selection of Di Francesco: he will propose the remedies to the president to prevent Roma falling into the abyss.

Pallotta has preferred not to add fuel to the fire and is avoiding commenting on the recent events that have embarrassed Roma on a national and international level: from the slap of De Rossi to the video scandal of Nainggolan. The first reinforcement Monchi is working on is at right back. Benfica is interested in Bruno Peres and with the injury of Karsdorp (expected return in late spring), Florenzi is forced to play in a role where he can not give everything. With the arrival of a right back, Di Francesco would have the opportunity to advance Florenzi higher up the pitch. The other emergency is in midfield: Gonalons looks like a fish out of water and does not understand the playing style of the Mister, he is slow and inaccurate. In addition, De Rossi will not be able to play all of the matches.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.