Udinese boss Andrea Sottil laments “exaggerated” scoreline in 3-0 loss to Roma

ROME, ITALY - APRIL 16: Andrea Sottil, Head Coach of Udinese Calcio, gives the team instructions during the Serie A match between AS Roma and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Olimpico on April 16, 2023 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
John Solano

Udinese boss Andrea Sottil insisted his team played much better versus Roma than what the 3-0 scoreline would have you believe.

The Zebrette suffered their second defeat in three games after they fell to the Giallorossi this evening thanks to goals from Edoardo Bove, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and Tammy Abraham.

“We had a lot of absences tonight but there’s no point discussing this,” Sottil explained to DAZN.

“I thought the players that took the pitch tonight made a good impact on the game. We were aggressive and did well to curb their counter attacks, just like how we prepared.”

He added, “We knew Roma are strong on set pieces so it hurt to concede a penalty. Nonetheless, the team stayed in the game even after going down. Though, the second goal we conceded really makes you angry because we had the ball.”

“The defensive measures on Belotti didn’t work and we went down 2-0. However, we had a chance to get back in it with the penalty, it’s just a shame we couldn’t score because I think we could’ve caught Roma out again.”

“In my opinion, the 3-0 scoreline is exaggerated and doesn’t do justice to what we saw on the pitch this evening between the two sides.”

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