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Roma's coach Paulo Fonseca suggested his side were unfortunate not to come away with much more, following Sunday's 1-1 derby draw with Lazio. The Giallorossi took the lead early on through Edin Dzeko but, following Francesco Acerbi's fortuitous equaliser, were unable to find a second breakthrough in the second half - despite creating a number of great opportunities. 

"I am sad, but what the players did out there made me very proud of them. We produced a brilliant performance against a very good side. The statistics from the game are quite incredible. We took to the pitch with a brave approach and camped ourselves in their half, which allowed us to create openings. When we play like that, it's much easier to believe in this team. The lads deserved more today. We played well throughout and kept possession in their half. It's not easy to create dangerous situations against a team like Lazio that really squeeze you on the pitch. Despite creating chances and playing well, our mistakes were only when it came to putting the ball in the net."

About Pau Lopez mistake: "It was an unfortunate situation, but I must say Pau is a fantastic goalkeeper. These things can happen and he's performed very well in so many other games."

On Under and Kluivert's displays: "Yes, Justin and Cengiz worked very hard out there today, possibly more so than ever before and that's what I always want from them. It's important for the team as a whole that they defend like that. They both had excellent games, but I think I could say the same thing for all the others as well."

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