Spezia shot-stopper Ivan Provedel: “We deserved a draw.”

Ivan Provedel of Spezia
John Solano

Following their 1-0 defeat against Roma, Spezia shot-stopper Ivan Provedel was adamant his side deserved a draw this evening.

The Giallorossi were victorious against Tiago Motta’s team after Tammy Abraham scored a last-second penalty in the 99th minute. Referee Michael Fabbri awarded the capital club a penalty after he reviewed Giulio Maggiore’s high boot to Nicolo Zaniolo’s face.

Despite the last-second penalty, Roma dominated the Ligurians throughout the affair, compiling 31 shots in addition to 65% possession.

“There’s a lot of disappointment, losing at the last second can only leave us a sour taste in our mouths,” he told Spezia’s official website.

“Roma certainly had a lot of chances, but we always defended well and we deserved a draw, it would have been a precious point for us.”

“My performance? I did my job. The save in the first half on Pellegrini’s shot was the most complicated and the least expected, it was very difficult to catch and the post helped me,” Provedel added.

“Overall I’m satisfied with the team’s performance, I’m sorry for the result, we’ll get back to work straight away and focus on the things we need to improve.”

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