The awkward silence: Beleaguered Roma boss Luis Enrique waits 50 seconds before answering a question

Roma are up against it.

With just five Serie A matches to go, the Giallorossi are playing catch up in the race for the Champions League. They sit five-points adrift of city rivals Lazio following a 4-nil drumming at the hands of Juventus last time out, and manager Luis Enrique appears to be handling the pressure badly.

Ahead of Wednesday’s vital match with Fiorentina, Enrique – who has largely struggled to win over the press since moving to Italy – experienced a painful presser marked by an awkwardly long pause.

Asked to explain Roma’s capitulation in Turin in his Tuesday press conference, Enrique waited a full 50 seconds (save for a brief muttering of “I’m thinking”) before he gave his response.

In a Serie A season in which 18 managers have been sacked amongst the twenty-strong teams this season, this moment of silence is likely to be used against the Roma gaffer should they ultimately fail to reach Europe’s premier club competition.

Watch Luis Enrique’s uncomfortable 50 second pause here.