Zeman wants more than just results

Roma coach Zdenek Zeman wants his team to assert their superiority by playing good football despite seeing his side come out top against Pescara in the Serie A.

Quintero worshiping the mighty Totti...

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

The Giallorossi were rarely troubled by Pescara and should have scored more than just the one by Mattia Destro. The striker tapped in the rebound in from Francesco Totti's long-range strike as early as four minutes but he could have scored more had Mattia Perin not been working hard to keep the scoreline respectable for the Dolphins.

Zeman was content with the three points gained on the day but stated that he wants Roma to win such easy encounters with a greater panache on future occasions.

"We deserved the win today [Sunday] because we created many scoring chances, while Pescara practically went without a single shot on goal," he commented on the Roma website.

"We didn't play a good match overall, despite our many chances. We can and we must do more. We were too passive in the first half and we sat back a bit after Destro's goal.

"We can't simply contain the opponent; we have to play our kind of football. However, I see that we're improving in general."

Zeman, who took over from Luis Enrique over the summer, is adamant that he can help improve Roma until they become a force for contention in the Serie A title race. But he admits that it will take some time. 

"How far can we go? I'll repeat that we're a good team that can compete against anyone.

"There's still time to show what we can do. We still have a few more games left in the first half of the season.

"We can still have our say against all the teams in this league and I hope we'll do so."

The ex-Pescara coach also opined that people should not be quick to blame his attacking brand of football for having cost them certain games over the recent weeks.

"People talk about "Zeman's football" when we lose, but I hope people will start talking about my style of play after we win as well.

"I finished the game minus two forwards? That's right, because Pescara fielded four forwards and we had to adjust for it.

"It's part of football, and if I hadn't done it then you would have lectured me on how I don't know how to read the game."

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