Monchi: “We lack continuity”.


Monchi to Sky Sport and Roma TV before Roma-CSKA Moscow:

It’s an evening full of meaning, why the difference in performance at home between the league and the Champions League?
The players are the same, it’s a mental problem. We have to work on finding balance but also continuity, which has been our problem this season. We have to understand why we suddenly aren’t ourselves and find solutions.

It’s an important evening.
For me, it’s important overtake CSKA. It’s a different competition compared to the league, however, we have to recover points in Napoli following the loss to SPAL. Today, though, we’re talking about the Champions League. The competition isn’t a long one so we can’t get things wrong tonight. CSKA found gold when they beat Real Madrid and now they’ve got 4 points – not winning today would put us under immense difficulty in terms of qualification. Today is an important night for our future in the Champions League.

How do you explain this different approach in the two competitions?
There is a lack of continuity. We must take a deep reflection and find the problem. It is not normal, because Saturday’s defeat is difficult to comprehend.

More injuries with Kluivert being the latest.
He has a small muscle problem that could have caused a more serious injury. The doctors decided not to risk it, we hope to recover him for the Napoli match.

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.