Spezia 0-1 Roma, Abraham gifts Roma a last minute win, Cristante: “We’re still in it.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma manage to pull of a last minute win against Spezia after dominating for the majority of the game but failing to score despite their opponents were down to ten men for the entire second half.

Fortunately, the VAR ruled a late penalty in Roma’s favor with Tammy Abraham stepping up and putting the ball past Provedel, who was easily Spezia’s Man of the Match.

Bryan Cristante, following a good shift in the midfield, spoke to DAZN and detailed what went on in those final minutes.

“The ball just wouldn’t go in,” said the 26-year-old, referring to Roma’s 29 shots in total, “But thankfully we managed to grab the win. There’s no way that game can end without a win for us.”

Cristante also spoke about the foul on Zaniolo which gifted Roma the much-needed penalty. “He got a pretty good blow in the face, there’s no doubt about that.”

“We should have finished our chances and won the game earlier on, but our attitude was the right one. The thing is, when you create so many chances, you have to bury them.”

When asked about Roma’s uneven path, filled with ups and downs, Cristante replied, “It’s been a difficult season. Every game is complicated, we lack consistency.”

“We’re still in it for the Champions League, we have to play hard in order to reach our objectives.”

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