Roma grab last gasp winner against Spezia, Borja Mayoral: “All that mattered was winning.”


Despite a turbulent 72 hours following their midweek cup defeat to Spezia, Roma got back to winning ways this afternoon in their league fixture against the Liguarian side, who they defeated by a scoreline of 4-3.

The Giallorossi managed to grab all three points in the dying seconds of the match thanks to a last gasp goal from midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini after Bruno Peres delivered the Italian a sensational pass in Spezia’s penalty area.

Despite the lackluster defensive performance, Roma striker Borja Mayoral, who scored twice, asserted that the only thing that mattered today for the capital club was getting a victory.

“Incredible, isn’t it? This match was very important to us because of everything that’s been going on,” said the Spaniard to Sky Sport.

Mayoral was alluding to the question marks surrounding the futures of manager Paulo Fonseca and star striker Edin Dzeko, who were involved in a midweek bust up.

“The most important thing was winning and we did so. We’re very happy. I’m always ready to help this team when I get the chance to be on the pitch.”

He continued, “I scored two goals today but I missed a number of chances a few days ago. This is how life sometimes goes for a striker.”

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