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Roma coach Fonseca happy seeing off Gent: Quality under pressure

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca was pleased with victory at Europa League opponents Gent.

Roma won the away leg 1-0 via Justin Kluivert's effort to see off Gent 2-0 on aggregate for the Europa League round 32 tie.

“It's not easy to play this type of game," insisted Fonseca in his press conference.

Gent played well, but we showed quality under pressure. We left too many spaces in the first half, so I preferred our approach in the second. Our plan to hit them on the break wasn't really working, as the pitch was in such bad condition and slowed the ball down.

“Let's not forget that Gent are unbeaten at home in all competitions this season. They are a very physical side, have direct tactics, and are tough to take on here.

“As for us, it's difficult to find stability when there are so many injuries, as we are constantly forced to make changes."

Henrikh Mkhitaryan again made a big impression, providing the assist for Kluivert's goal.

“Having players with this kind of experience is very important, especially at this moment of the season. I think his best role is as a trequartista, playing with two wider men by his side."

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