Leicester’s Jonny Evans after being eliminated by Roma: “We couldn’t break them down.”

John Solano

Leicester City defender Jonny Evans admitted his side couldn’t break down Jose Mourinho’s Roma side tonight in their 1-0 defeat.

The Giallorossi eliminated the Foxes 2-1 on aggregate in the Conference League semifinals, advancing to their first European final in 31 years.

“Going behind to a Jose Mourinho team, we knew they would be hard to break down,” Evans told BT Sport.

“Losing that goal in the first half on a set-piece was a problem for us. We didn’t really find a way back in. We had a lot of possession but found it hard to break them down.”

“They probably gave us more options on the ball in the second half and we played the majority of the second half in their half. They are a good team, big and strong and we found them hard to break down.”

Despite enjoying nearly 65% possession, Brendan Rodger’s side were stymied by Roma’s compact defensive set-up, registering only two shots on target.

Finally, when asked about the way the game was refereed, Evans replied, “We’re all a bit disappointed and frustrated with tonight’s refereeing.”

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