Raffaele Palladino admits bitterness after Monza fall late to Roma

Monza's Italian coach Raffaele Palladino reacts during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Monza at the Olympic stadium in Rome on October 22, 2023. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP) (Photo by TIZIANA FABI/AFP via Getty Images)
John Solano

Monza boss Raffaele Palladino conceded there’s a lot bitterness following their late 1-0 defeat to Roma in the Italian capital.

The Biancorossi appeared headed for another clean sheet before Stephan El Shaarawy popped-up and scored at the death to earn the hosts a victory.

“Obviously this game leaves a bad taste in our mouths,” Palladino told DAZN.

“We played great and demonstrated we’re a team with great technical and personality traits. The team gave all they had even being down a man for more than 50 minutes. Let’s remember, we created scoring opportunities in the second half even though they had an advantage.”

He added, “There’s a bitter taste in our mouths due to the result, but I’m leaving today with the glass half-full. This was a test of maturity and certainly it’s a game we’ll grow from, I’m proud of these guys.”

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