Longo: ‘Roma found tactical balance’ | Football Italia

  Torino coach Moreno Longo acknowledges Roma have ‘found a certain balance’ with the change of system and tries to boost his team’s confidence.

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  “This has been a tough period for everyone, as the mental and physical fatigue is starting to really pile up, but I thank the players for acting like real athletes on and off the field,” said Longo in his press conference.

  “Roma have been one of the best teams since the lockdown, as they changed tactical system and found a certain balance that they lacked before. They are in good shape and can rotate their squad without losing anything in terms of quality.”

  Toro also made tactical adjustments in recent weeks, placing Simone Verdi as a trequartista behind Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza.

  “I think Verdi is very intelligent and honest when critiquing his own performances. Not everyone can do that in football. He just needs to break through that psychological block in his initial approach to games.

  “Sasa Lukic also should believe more in his capabilities, while we trust Bremer can become one of the best defenders in Serie A.”