Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca mentioned the membership will talk about the error made within the Coppa Italia upset in opposition to Spezia after the membership used six substitutes.
Spezia shocked Roma 4-2 after additional time within the Italian capital, the place Fonseca’s facet capitulated and sensationally made one substitution too many within the final 16 on Tuesday.
Roma would have been eradicated by default even when they gained at house to Spezia after Fonseca launched Ibanez for Pedro in additional time, having already made 5 adjustments to his line-up.
Fonseca’s Roma believed they might use six substitutes – a further change in additional time as seen in cup competitions – however that was not the case within the Coppa Italia.
Requested in regards to the mistake at Stadio Olimpico, under-fire boss Fonseca – who oversaw a humiliating 3-0 derby loss to Lazio in Serie A on Friday – mentioned post-match: “If there is a matter, we’ve got time to debate that internally. If there may be.”
Fonseca was trying to bolster his defence after centre-back Gianluca Mancini was proven a second yellow card within the 91st minute, and goalkeeper Pau Lopez noticed crimson simply seconds later.
With Roma right down to 9 males, Spezia capitalised on their numerical benefit as Riccardo Saponara and Daniele Verde struck in additional time.
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Roma had rallied from 2-0 down inside quarter-hour to drive additional time by way of Lorenzo Pellegrini’s Forty third-minute penalty and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s tremendous end with 17 minutes remaining.
Hosts Roma conceded two targets in the course of the first quarter-hour of play, in all competitions, for the primary time since January 2020 as they had been eradicated within the Coppa Italia spherical of 16 for simply the third time within the final 20 seasons – twice in opposition to Spezia.
It was additionally the primary time since 2015-16 that Roma performed additional time within the Coppa Italia.
“We had a nasty begin to the sport; the penalty, after which one other second that’s arduous to actually perceive,” Fonseca mentioned. “However the workforce responded, they performed nicely, they created probabilities and it may have been a distinct end result.
“We missed so many probabilities and so then, with two males despatched off, all of it grew to become a lot tougher.”
“It’s a tricky second. We needed to go additional within the cup, however I can’t say something dangerous in regards to the angle of the gamers. Now we have to now give attention to the subsequent sport,” Fonseca continued.
Stress is mounting on Fonseca, who was appointed in 2019, however the Portuguese tactician mentioned: “My future has been up for dialogue ever since I received right here. I’m inspired by the place we’ve got within the league proper now – it’s the place we wish to be – and I’ve confidence in my workforce. However once we don’t win I’m all the time being mentioned. I’ve to remain targeted on my job.”
Roma – winless in three matches throughout all competitions having conceded 9 targets – are fourth in Serie A, 9 factors behind leaders Milan via 18 video games.