Leicester’s Timothy Castagne after Roma loss: “We have only ourselves to blame.”

John Solano

Leicester City defender Timothy Castagne lamented his side’s inability to mount a comeback against Roma following their 1-0 defeat.

The Foxes were eliminated by the Giallorossi thanks to Tammy Abraham’s headed goal from a set piece early in the first half.

“It’s very disappointing, we have only ourselves to blame,” he told LCFC TV.

“Again, we gave away a goal on a corner kick so I think we could’ve done better in the first half. After that (goal) they had the game in hand and just started defending.”

“They did very well and it was real tough for us at that point. Just like we did against PSV and in the first leg against Roma, we conceded early an goal and that makes it difficult to overcome.”

As for the mood in the dressing room after the match, “Some players are disappointed and others are disappointed, especially with the referee,” added Castagne.

“At the end of the day we could’ve done better. The referee didn’t do his best but we can do better, too. We didn’t do our job tonight, that’s on us.”

He continued, “We knew the atmosphere would be great tonight and that should’ve fired us up even more. You want to silence the crowd and we did that well in other games but that’s not an excuse.”

“Certainly playing in this competition was great for giving us experience and it’s a high level competition. We faced a great opponent tonight.”

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