Lecce goalscorer Gabriel Strefezza happy with team’s determination in loss to Roma

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 09: Gabriel Strefezza of US Lecce celebrates after scoring their team's first goal during the Serie A match between AS Roma and US Lecce at Stadio Olimpico on October 09, 2022 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

Despite losing, Lecce attacker Gabriel Strefezza praised his side for the determination they showed against Roma in a packed Stadio Olimpico.

The newly promoted side put up a fight versus Jose Mourinho’s men even though they played down a man for over sixty minutes.

Strefezza connected on a loose ball just before halftime and leveled the score at 1-1. However, the Giallorossi eventually retook the lead after Paulo Dybala scored a penalty early in the second half.

He admitted to DAZN, “We wanted to do more. It was a great performance considering we played with ten men.”

“However, we need to look forward. We’re a young team and the youngest guys are slowly beginning to get up to speed.”

“Every single game we try to do what the manager asks of us. I think our ability is slowly beginning to show itself. We’re a tight knit group and we want to achieve our goal of avoiding relegation.”

Finally, “From a personal standpoint I’m glad to have scored a goal. I want to help the team and score as many as possible.”

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