What an evening for Roma and their supporters, as the Giallorossi dismantle Sarri’s Lazio with an imposing 3-0 scoreline.
The Biancocelesti had no answer to Roma’s attacking prowess in the first half; Tammy Abraham opened the game in the very first minute, then scored a brace, and Pellegrini finished off the game with a magnificent long-distance free-kick.
Abraham was immediately hailed as the hero of the match, his second derby with the Giallorossi. Following the final whistle, the Englishman was interviewed by DAZN and shared his impressions from the match.
“I just don’t have any words right now,” said the Roma attacker. “You can clearly see what this means to the supporters, and what it means to my team-mates.”
“Over the last few weeks I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this game and being here today and being able to contribute to this victory by scoring two goals is all I could have really asked for.”
The ex-Chelsea man was asked about his role at the center of Roma’s project under Mourinho and his ability to adapt very quickly to the club and the environment surrounding it.
“It’s thanks to my team-mates,” said Abraham. “It’s also thanks to the fans and the coach. They all helped me feel at home from day one.”
“When everyone’s united and everyone believes in what we do, these are the results that we obtain.”
He concluded, “I’m here to help the team as much as possible. Roma invested a lot in me and I want to pay them back any way I can.”
Finally, the attacker mentioned not scoring a third goal, “I’m still disappointed with that missed chance. I could have scored a hat-trick. But I scored a brace, we won, I can’t complain.”
He said, “We won in our stadium, in our house, in our Rome.”
His sentiments were echoed by manager Jose Mourinho, who lauded his team for their performance over their arch rivals.
“What a great performance. Tonight was special because the players seemed to put into practice everything we planned for,” he told DAZN.
“The credit goes all to the players, it’s very deserved. Lazio were looking to flip the result in the second half but were still in control. There is no doubt the boys deserved the victory.”