Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Roma https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/roma Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:59:01 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Man Utd defender Smalling: Roma counting on my leadership]]> <p>Chris Smalling says he's ready to take a leadership role with Roma.</p><p>The on-loan Manchester United defender struggled in defeat to Parma on Sunday.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/man-utd-defender-smalling-roma-counting-on-my-leadership-4303899?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chris Smalling says he's ready to take a leadership role with Roma.

The on-loan Manchester United defender struggled in defeat to Parma on Sunday.

But he insists, "When the club picked me up, they immediately made it clear that they were expecting to rely on my experience and that I was an example for a team that is very young.

"My experience, along with that of (Edin) Dzeko and (Aleks) Kolarov can be very useful."

On the defeat, Smalling added: "It has been a long and difficult month, but also a positive one before these two defeats. Today we conceded goals in our best moment and we are very frustrated for losing our position in the standings."

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<![CDATA[Roma coach Paulo Fonseca blames fatigue for Parma defeat]]> <p>AS Roma coach Paulo Fonseca feels his players are suffering from fatigue after defeat to Parma.</p><p>The Giallorossi lost 2-0 at the Stadio Tardini, with Mattia Sprocati and Andreas Cornelius scoring the goals for Parma.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-coach-paulo-fonseca-blames-fatigue-for-parma-defeat-4303845?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> AS Roma coach Paulo Fonseca feels his players are suffering from fatigue after defeat to Parma.

The Giallorossi lost 2-0 at the Stadio Tardini, with Mattia Sprocati and Andreas Cornelius scoring the goals for Parma.

Fonseca stated, "The team is tired at the moment and we have seen it, it is not a question of attitude, but right now we are not fast and responsive. The break will be useful. Parma are always dangerous on the counter attack, and they created several chances because we took risks.

"We wanted to win and we gave up space, defensively we were poor in the second half, though even in the first half we had problems."

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<![CDATA[Fiorentina coach Montella: I wanted to sign Nainggolan]]> <p>Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella admits he was keen on signing Radja Nainggolan over the summer.</p><p>The midfielder left Roma for Cagliari - but not before speaking with the Viola.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/fiorentina-coach-montella-i-wanted-to-sign-nainggolan-4303762?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella admits he was keen on signing Radja Nainggolan over the summer.

The midfielder left Roma for Cagliari - but not before speaking with the Viola.

Montella said, "I've been following him for some time. There was the possibility [of a move] and he was tempted, but he decided to go with his heart and went back to Cagliarl."

He also stated, "They've been a bit of a revelation in the league. Their midfield is their strongest point and they don't have to be envious of the other sides in Serie A. It will be a good game because they're in a healthy state and their pitch is a little smaller than others, and this will help them. It will be a huge test for us."

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<![CDATA[Sensibile exclusive: Arsenal defender Mustafi among my best signings]]> <p>These days Pasquale Sensibile works in the team of Italian agent Federico Pastorello, but in his 'previous working life' he was one of the best sporting directors of Serie A, a recognition he was given in his time with Palermo. </p><p>He was a stand out in different clubs, but the greatest experiences were certainly those in Palermo, Sampdoria and especially in AS Roma, where he worked first with Walter Sabatini and then with Monchi, who called him back to Trigoria for his great knowledge of Italian and international football. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sensibile-exclusive-arsenal-defender-mustafi-among-my-best-signings-4303451?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> These days Pasquale Sensibile works in the team of Italian agent Federico Pastorello, but in his 'previous working life' he was one of the best sporting directors of Serie A, a recognition he was given in his time with Palermo.

He was a stand out in different clubs, but the greatest experiences were certainly those in Palermo, Sampdoria and especially in AS Roma, where he worked first with Walter Sabatini and then with Monchi, who called him back to Trigoria for his great knowledge of Italian and international football.

In Genoa, however, when he was working for Sampdoria, he made one of the greatest deals of his career. We are talking about Shkodran Mustafi, today of Arsenal.

The German defender was one of the biggest hits for Sensibile, but the former director of Sampdoria, with modesty, wants to specify, in an exclusive to our microphones: "Mustafi to Sampdoria is not just a great transfer of mine, I'd rather consider it as a great deal of the entire Sampdoria management in the period in which, together with my team, I was the sporting director of the club".

On Mustafi's difficulties with the Arsenal jersey, he says: "Probably he just doesn't get on well with the Premier League, without saying anything more."

It was a great scouting operation from Sensibile. He managed to take a player of the level of Mustafi from Everton in the Premier League, moreover for free and being capable of competing in Serie B.

However, the times of the Sampdoria that Sensibile knew are long gone, in this exclusive for Tribalfootball.com, the former manager of Palermo explains the reasons why he prefers not to comment on the current club situation (the president is now Massimo Ferrero).

Sensible said: "Usually, I only comment on situations that I directly know. So, not knowing the situation of Ferrero's Sampdoria, I can only say, as an insider, that especially in the early years everything has been done very well in terms of sporting results and in terms of market and infrastructure improvements."

At present, Sampdoria is having a difficult time, they're last in the standings in Serie A and there has just been a change of coach, with the sacking of former AS Roma's boss Eusebio Di Francesco in favour of Claudio Ranieri, the legend of Leicester City.

Adds Sensibile, "I can't comment on the latest events, those related to the possible future of the Club, because I don't know the situation from the inside.".


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<![CDATA[‚ÄčArsenal legend Nicholas: Why didn't we sign Smalling?]]> <p>Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas is wondering why the club did not go for Chris Smalling.</p><p>The Manchester United defender went on loan to AS Roma near the end of the summer transfer window.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/arsenal-legend-nicholas-why-didn-t-we-sign-smalling-4303477?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas is wondering why the club did not go for Chris Smalling.

The Manchester United defender went on loan to AS Roma near the end of the summer transfer window.

The English centre-back was deemed surplus to requirements at United, but Nicholas thinks he could have done a job for Arsenal.

"Arsenal don't sign personalities," Nicholas told Sky Sports.

"Sadly I have to go way back to David Dein and he would sit down with Arsene Wenger and ask what kind of character he was signing. That's gone now. It's as if Arsenal sign players because they are desperate.

"Why not - and I don't know how much he would have cost - go and get Smalling from Manchester United in the summer before he went to Roma? Because he'd be better than what they had.

"They could've had Cahill from Chelsea and sat him in the defence. He is better than what they have and is also a leader, but they missed out."

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<![CDATA[Roma boss Fonseca on Gladbach defeat: We must take our chances]]> <p>AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca was left frustrated after their Europa League defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.</p><p>Roma defender Federico Fazio had cancelled out his own goal, but deep into stoppages Marcus Thuram's header proved decisive.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-boss-fonseca-on-gladbach-defeat-we-must-take-our-chances-4303458?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> AS Roma boss Paulo Fonseca was left frustrated after their Europa League defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach.

Roma defender Federico Fazio had cancelled out his own goal, but deep into stoppages Marcus Thuram's header proved decisive.

We had difficulty in the first half and neither side had many chances. It opened up after the break, we had four or five really clear scoring opportunities," Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.

It's true that Borussia never really controlled the game, we had a lot of possession and both results over the two legs were unfair. We deserved far more, but football is like that, it's not always fair.

There were situations where we could've done better, five or six, while Borussia had two or three of their own, but we played better in that second half.

We have to focus now on winning the remaining two games and getting through. We cannot think any other way."

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<![CDATA[Roma midfielder Javier Pastore: I've learned to handle boo-boys]]> <p>Roma midfielder Javier Pastore is delighted with his current form.</p><p>Pastore is now impressing in coach Paulo Fonseca's midfield.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-midfielder-javier-pastore-i-ve-learned-to-handle-boo-boys-4303095?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma midfielder Javier Pastore is delighted with his current form.

Pastore is now impressing in coach Paulo Fonseca's midfield.

"During that period [the summer] I spoke a lot with the coach and his staff," he told the club's official website.

"I was able to get up speech physically by playing in all the friendlies, although in one week we decided to stop playing together, it wasn't an injury, but after double sessions every day, and knowing my body well, I asked for a break."

"I asked the coach to leave me out of some friendlies, so that I wouldn't pick up injuries early in the season, he accepted that, and told me to train all week, and to be ready for the first game of the season."

He continued: "I've been booed at every team I've played for, just as I've been cheered too. It's because of the way I play, if I am fit and well I can contribute, but If I can't physically then I can't give my best. If you don't have to strength to run back, the fans notice that.

"Sometimes I appreciated the boos. When things are going well it's clear, when things are going badly you need that reaction from the fans. It's the sort of thing that personally gives me a bit of a kick."

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<![CDATA[Roma ace Nicolo Zaniolo: Kaka my inspiration]]> <p>Roma ace Nicolo Zaniolo says he'd never consider taking the No10 shirt.</p><p>Zaniolo feels the weight of Francesco Totti's old number would be too much for him.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-ace-nicolo-zaniolo-kaka-my-inspiration-4303082?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma ace Nicolo Zaniolo says he'd never consider taking the No10 shirt.

Zaniolo feels the weight of Francesco Totti's old number would be too much for him.

He said, "I wouldn't even think about it. I'd like to keep my own number, out of respect for the captain [Totti]. I wouldn't even try to say 'yes'."

"For any young man to be compared to Francesco is a great feeling, but I must say that I'm Nicolo Zaniolo and I must stay on this path."

Zaniolo added: "Kaka inspired me for the way he played, and his position on the pitch was similiar to my own.

"I also enjoyed watching Ronaldinho play. I'd watch games just for him."

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<![CDATA[Roma fail with opening offer for Smalling]]> <p>Roma have had an opening offer for Chris Smalling turned down by Manchester United.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/chris-smalling-man-utd-transfer-20807763">Daily Star</a> says United have rejected a bid of 15m (13m) for Smalling from Roma.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/roma-fail-with-opening-offer-for-smalling-4303036?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Roma have had an opening offer for Chris Smalling turned down by Manchester United.

The Daily Star says United have rejected a bid of 15m (13m) for Smalling from Roma.

The Italian outfit are keen to sign the former England defender on a permanent deal when his loan spell runs out at the end of this season.

Smalling has produced a string of impressive performances and bosses at the Serie A club were hoping a deal could be struck of around 15m.

But it is understood United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is holding out for closer to 20m (17m) and knows both Milan clubs are also interested in signing Smalling.

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<![CDATA[AC Milan, Inter eyeing Man Utd defender Smalling]]> <p>Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is wanted by Serie A rivals over his impressive form with AS Roma.</p><p>Smalling is already catching the eye during his straight loan with the Giallorosso.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ac-milan-inter-eyeing-man-utd-defender-smalling-4303019?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BRoma'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is wanted by Serie A rivals over his impressive form with AS Roma.

Smalling is already catching the eye during his straight loan with the Giallorosso.

Il Tempo says Smalling's strong start to life in Serie A has alerted both Milan sides, who each desire his services to strengthen their defence.

The report adds that although flattered by interest, Smalling has a preference to remain in the capital and stay with Roma, should his move to Italy become permanent.

United want 20m from Roma in order to sanction Smalling's permanent sale.

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