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Roma President: Salah should have started Napoli match


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President, has come out attacking the club’s coach after the league defeat to Napoli.

He not only blamed Spalletti’s management of that match but also seemed to point a finger at him over the club’s recruitment mistakes. AS Roma title hopes were dented after a home loss to Napoli.

“We have players who are playing a lot because of injuries, and because of the mistakes that were made last summer concerning who should come to the club and who should leave,” Pallotta said, in a radio interview.

“We could have and should have changed strategy concerning youth players. Other teams use their younger players to give the regulars a rest.”

Pallotta went on to slam the decision to start on the bench, against Napoli. “Before our game against Napoli, I didn’t feel comfortable seeing the line-up. We only introduced Salah 35 minutes (sic) from the end of the game, but when he came on we created a lot of chances and hit the woodwork twice.

Maybe he (Salah) should have been on from the start. I think even Luciano admitted as much after the game.”

This outburst from the club president is believed to be as a result of rumours that Spalletti will leave for Juventus. At least according to the Italian rumour mill.

James Pallotta was not entirely in a foul mood for the interview. He said that Roma’s new stadium will be a “game-changer.” Stating that it will put the club among the top ten sides in matchday revenue.

AS Roma play Palermo on Sunday hoping to close in on Juventus; who beat AC Milan 2-1 on Friday night.

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