Roma attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan lamented the chances that his side wasted in the second half as they had to settle for 0-0 draw against Sassuolo in the Italian capital this afternoon.
The Giallorossi were held goalless by the Neroverdi, however — they were forced to play the entire second half down a man after Pedro was sent off just before half time.
Despite the final outcome, the Armenian concedes that the Giallorossi, who once again dropped points to a top-five side in the Serie A table, had the greater number of scoring chances despite playing with only 10 on the pitch.
“We had several scoring chances when were down to 10 men. We suffered after Pedro was sent off but we still played well and had chances to get a goal, especially in the second half,” Mkhitaryan said to Sky Sport.
The former Dortmund attacker was then asked about the refereeing display from Fabio Maresca.
The Napoli-born referee drew heavy criticism from pundits and media members following a number of dubious decisions throughout the match — which included the dismissals Pedro and Roma manager Paulo Fonseca while refusing to send off Sassuolo’s Pedro Obiang from a dangerous stamp on midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini.
“I don’t want to talk about the referee. Everyone can see what happened, just re-watch it all,” he quipped.
“We’re angry about what happened. It’s the second time I’ve had a goal disallowed. I’m also angry about Pedro’s red card.”