Rome: De Rossi, one-sided game, we are tired – Football

“The first twenty minutes of the second half seemed similar to those of the first: the penalty woke us up and gave us an illusion, but we still risked conceding more goals.” Daniele De Rossi does not look for excuses for Roma’s defeat in Bergamo: “It was a one-sided match despite the reaction in the second half, which shortened the result – explains the Giallorossi coach -.

I was hoping to keep up a bit more, the aim was to play more vertically than usual, but it’s no use if you don’t win duels or second balls. Atalanta won both, they have quality, they move well with the ball, if you take it back from them and give it back to them straight away they punish you.”

Regarding the low turnover, De Rossi justifies himself as follows: “In the past when I had brought in fresher players who had played less it didn’t go very well, like in Lecce. This is not our level: the tour de force, against a strong team like Atalanta, it puts you in front of your tiredness” The Roma coach is already thinking about the near future: “We are a strong club on an economic level and we start from a very strong squad, but to be completed with characteristics that are missing as made evident from matches like these – he concludes – “Our dream is to return to the Champions League, now we aim to defend at least sixth place: we have five-six days to prepare for Genoa. Advice to Gasperini: out of respect I won’t give it to him, but his team is the best to be able to put Bayer Leverkusen in difficulty in the Europa League final.”

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2024-05-12 21:44:17
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