Coppa Italia Frecciarossa


Eusebio Di Francesco, Roma's coach, spoke in the post-match press conference after the 4-0 victory against Virtus Entella in the Coppa Italia Last 16 match.

Our approach was good, although there was a 15-minute spell in the first half that I wasn't very happy with. Our passing was a bit sloppy and we afforded them a few too many counter-attacks. We knew they could play long ball and we should have been a bit quicker at reading it. I was very happy with our second-half performance – the way we kept the ball and our consistency.

About season's objectives, the Giallorossi coach said: “Our primary objective is to try and secure a top-four finish in Serie A because playing in the Champions League is crucial for our targets but we're obviously involved in two other important competitions. One is the Champions League itself, where had a very good campaign last term – something people tend to forget quite easily. Then there's the Coppa Italia, which should also be considered a prestigious trophy. We want to do well in every competition. The team is improving and trying to perform well more consistently and I'm pleased with that.

Finally he spoke also about the team coming back from the winter break: "They've looked good in training and they've been working well. They played with confidence today and wanted to enjoy themselves – that's important. They've come back keen to make a strong start and that's a good sign. I'm very happy with the way they've approached training and this match.

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