Sheriff coach Roberto Bordin: “Lukaku is impressive, a force of nature.”

Andy Mattioli

Sheriff manager Roberto Bordin reflected on the first Europa League result with Roma on Thursday night.

The Moldovan side exited the pitch with their heads held high after a hard fought 2-1 score.

“We had a great first half. We came close to taking the lead and then conceded an unfortunate goal,” Bordin told

“We managed to recover it against one of the strongest teams in the competition. In the end Mourinho’s substitutions changed the game. As soon as you give up a little space you concede the goal. We are happy with the performance but not with the result.”

“Overall, we had a good game. We changed formation, moving to 3-5-2, trying to put one more player against Lukaku and El Shaarawy. But in the end, Roma’s quality came out.”

“Roma have untapped potential. They were a bit unlucky in their start to the season. They need results and then with the quality and a complete squad at Mourinho’s disposal I’m sure they can do well.”

“Lukaku? He’s huge. Very impressive to see him live. A force of nature and a reference point for his teammates. He scored a brilliant goal, an intelligent goal.”

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