Former Inter Milan manager Andrea Stramaccioni argued in Roma’s favor after last night’s defeat at San Siro.
In an interview with Rai Radio 1, Stramaccioni discussed the impact of the absences of several key players for Roma had on how the Giallorossi approached the match on Sunday evening.
“Roma came into this match largely decimated, the absences influenced the quality of Roma’s play,” said the Italian technician.
“As Mourinho often says, players like Dybala, Pellegrini and Renato Sanches are capable of increasing the quality and connection between midfield and attack. In the first half the match was a monologue for the Nerazzurri, but then the second half proved more complicated, and Inter struggled to create scoring opportunities with continuity, Roma had the only great opportunity with Cristante, in which Sommer made a great save.”
“Then came Thuram’s goal, thanks also to Inzaghi’s intuition to replace both Mkhitaryan and Calhanoglu at the same time, inserting Asllani. And it was precisely from an opening by the Albanian playmaker that Thuram’s goal was born, getting past Llorente, up until that moment the best of the Giallorossi’s defensive department. 1-0 is an impeccable result.”