The Biancorossi created problems on the counter for the Giallorossi even though they played with ten man for the entirety of the second half. They appeared destined for a draw before veteran attacker Stephan El Shaarawy volleyed the ball past Di Gregorio in the 90th minute to secure the hosts a last-gasp victory.
“We defended really well the entire game both when it was 11 versus 11 to when we were down a man,” Di Gregorio told Sportitalia.
“We rallied until then but then we conceded a goal. Obviously we’re disappointed with the result but we leave here knowing we put in a good performance. It’s not easy to play down a man for as long as when in a stadium like the Olimpico.”
“Even though we lost in the 90th minute, the fact we hung in there until the very end is a positive aspect. But we’ll still need to analyse what we got wrong in the game.”
Finally, the shot-stopper was asked about his aspirations to move to a big club next season—the Giallorossi rumored to be one of the teams interested in his services.
“It’s certainly something I think about every now and then,” he admitted.
“Though, I know we’re capable of achieving a lot more if we play as we did today. But I know everything goes through Monza and through this season, so I have to continue working.”