Roma manager Zdenek Zeman has criticised his side's "pointless" passing following their 2-2 draw with Catania.
• Roma 2-2 Catania
The side from the Italian capital were surprisingly held by Catania, with Roma needing a last-minute equaliser from Nicolas Lopez to salvage a draw.
"Altogether it wasn't a great performance, especially in the first half when we were too slow, not aggressive and never went forward on the counter-attack. We were content with possession, which was a great shame," Zeman told reporters.
Roma had to twice come from behind, due to goals from Giovanni Marchese and Alejandro Gomez for Catania, with Pablo Osvaldo also scoring for Zeman's side.
"We started well in the second half, though it was a struggle until the end, as we were unable to secure the result. Francesco Totti played too wide, where it's difficult to create something, and he didn't go where I asked him to. We've got to work on the movements in attack and have been doing so all summer. Passing the ball horizontally is pointless and it allows our opponents to get settled in. If we don't speed it up and shake off our markers in midfield, then we'll go nowhere."
Zeman also refuted claims that goalkeeper Marten Stekelenburg would be leaving the club in the near future.
"I have never said that Stekelenburg is available on the market. I have always reiterated that I believe he is an excellent goalkeeper."