Europa League

Feyenoord’s Arne Slot accuses Roma of time-wasting in first leg

Andy Mattioli

Feyenoord boss Arne Slot did not mince words when previewing tomorrow night’s return leg of the Europa League playoffs with Roma.

The Dutch manager addressed the media on Wednesday evening, accusing Roma of time-wasting in the first leg in Rotterdam.

“When I watched the match again, I saw a lot of individual quality and an incredibly mature team in Roma, Slot admitted.

“After the match I said that 1-1 is a very difficult position to be in as head into the return leg and I still think so,” he added.

“At de Kuip I saw their goalkeeper, Mile Svilar, hurry up in the opening phase of the match, but immediately slow down noticeably when we gained the upper hand. Defender Gianluca Mancini decided to take his time tying his shoes afterwards.”

“We know what kind of behavior we can expect from Roma and their players tomorrow. My players are aware of this, hopefully the people overseeing the match do too.”

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