Complicated to say now, that is after those final twenty minutes of the match against Torino, that those who ripped their hair were not right when Paulo Dybala was injured.. The Argentine came in with Roma down by one goal and left his mark on his own, proving/confirming that he was one (one?) of a higher category than his teammates. A couple of plays, the penalty fixed and then the crossbar that gave the “la” to Matic’s draw.
So much stuff, if you think about it, for someone who was struggling to stand, who walked instead of running and who never tried to sprint, just playing with the ball in his feet. Those twenty minutes have shown that Roma missed someone like that in a heavy way, and that with one so fatally it is all another music.
A sad team, technically poor and also tactically; then, Dybala, recovered for a sort of world miracle, changed history and lit a faint flame for the rest of the season. The impact of the Argentine on the match, however, must lead us to a deeper reflection on Roma. Is it possible that a player at twenty percent of the condition could be so decisive for the fate of the team?
Of course, Dybala is the best, but is it really so impossible to do without him without rattling off nightmarish performances? What team is a team that can not be separated from its player even half (and even less…) service? The problem of Roma’s game is obvious, clear, acclaimed. The task of Mourinho, helped by the stop, will recover (find?) a quality of play that can be independent of individuals, even the most talented.
So far, the Portuguese, as witnessed by the team’s whistles collected at the Olimpico, has failed. The numbers of the standings (-14 from the top after just 15 races) confirm this. And they call in everyone, no one excluded.