(Post-match) De Rossi: “I’m proud of this team. Di Francesco? I don’t know what will happen”.


Daniele De Rossi to Sky Sport after Porto 3-1 Roma.

It is hard but the result must be accepted?
It must be accepted for what it is. The way we’ve gotten here is terrible to accept, we had so many ups and downs, we did not have a perfect match but I saw a group of serious guys who held on and probably didn’t deserve this. We needed to win 2-0 in the first leg, today they were better.

Was the stadium a factor on the VAR episode?
I do not know. We can’t discuss the referee because I want to look at it first. I didn’t see it.

We saw heart and soul.
I am very proud of these players, sometimes we turn off, but we kept the pressure high – Porto are strong.

What would be the right thing to do with Di Francesco?
We were one minute away from penalties. I do not know what will happen, but you can’t take anything away from the Mister. Unfortunately, there has always been this lack of continuity in our league results. From tomorrow on, we will start working again with our manager for the matches against Empoli and Spal.

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