Conference League

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot after Conference League defeat: “We did all we could.”

John Solano

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot was somber after his team was defeated by Roma 1-0 this evening in the Conference League final.

The Rotterdam side fell to Jose Mourinho’s side thanks to a first half goal from Italian international Nicolo Zaniolo. Assessing his team’s performance, the Dutchman admitted his side had problems breaking down Roma’s defence.

“You know it’s going to be tough against an Italian team when you concede a goal early on, but it’s going to be even more-so against a Mourinho team,” explained Slot in his post-match press conference.

“On top of that there also wasn’t nearly enough extra time. There were so many substitutions and VAR interventions, I have no clue how there only five minutes of added time.”

“Roma’s staff were around the fourth official for nearly the entire game, they did their job. Perhaps I should’ve done more and voiced my frustrations.”

He continued, “As for the match, we had a few good moments. We did better in the second half compared to the first, but it wasn’t easy whatsoever.”

“Roma scored on their only goalscoring opportunity, which is a strength. We did everything we could but it wasn’t enough. It’s a massive disappointment, we would’ve loved to have given our fans a trophy.”

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