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Roma coach Fonseca happy with youngsters after thrashing Crotone

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca was pleased with their 5-0 rout of Crotone.

Borja Mayoral and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both struck doubles in the win.

Fonseca later said, “It's true that it's difficult to maintain the same intensity throughout the game after the Manchester match on Thursday, so our main issue today was resting a few players who had fatigue.

“Ebrima Darboe is doing very well and showing all his quality. Bryan Reynolds is young, arrived here from a totally different style of football and today was for the first time playing on the left. That's not ideal, but we are short-staffed and had to make some changes."

Fonseca will be replaced by Jose Mourinho at the end of the season and revealed they've been in touch.

He added: “We have spoken, Mourinho was very honest and fair with me. There's no problem, I have a good rapport with him and of course we're both Portuguese."


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