Eusebio Di Francesco looks back at Roma coaching days

Andy Mattioli

Former Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco – with whom the Giallorossi reached a historic Champions League semifinal in 2017/18 – spoke about his managerial past in the Italian capital during a press conference of a book event in Rome.

“Last year Roma were sitting lower in the standings. They tend to alternate between good and bad performances and have shown to struggle without a player like Dybala,” Di Francesco told reporters.

“I believe that Roma have the amount of points they deserve. It is premature to make a judgement now.”

“My second year at the club? I found myself victim of a transfer window that did not live up to the one from the year before. I expected different choices to carry on the 4-3-3 formation I had in mind and had undertaken in the first year.”

“Then I showed that I could change it based on the matches but we could have done better in the long-term.”

“I think my decision to leave after the defeat with Porto in the Champions League felt a bit forced. If I could go back I wouldn’t do it again considering my experiences after the Roma job. I hope to make less mistakes in the future.”

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