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Eusebio Di Francesco laments Roma ouster : “I was still in Champions League contention.”

Andy Mattioli
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Former Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco expressed his regrets over leaving the capital club in the early part of 2019.

After the team’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Porto, Di Francesco was dismissed by the Giallorossi who appointed Claudio Ranieri as interim manager until the end of the 18/19 season.

In a recent interview with DAZN, Di Francesco, the current manager of Frosinone, remarked, “They fired me while I was fifth in the league and in the run for a Champions League spot.”

More about Roma’s return to form against Empoli, “There’s great enthusiasm despite a slow start to the season. They are a difficult team to face and they have improved because they brought in a top-quality centre-forward in Lukaku.”

“They started off poorly because they weren’t at their best,” he said. “As soon as they get everything under control, they’ll be very tough to play against.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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