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Udinese defender Walace bemoans team’s defensive struggles after defeat to Roma

UDINE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 04: Walace of Udinese Calcio looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and AS Roma at Dacia Arena on September 04, 2022 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Emmanuele Ciancaglini/Getty Images)

Udinese defender Walace admitted he’s worried about the number of goals his team conceded recently following their 3-0 loss to Roma.

The Friulian side conceded eight goals in their previous three league fixtures and have gone winless during this stretch.


“Lately we’ve conceded a lot of goals, obviously this is a fact that’s worrying all of us,” commented Walace on Udinese TV.

“Defensively we’ve got good players but this is the kind of match we have to put behind us immediately. In my opinion, the manager prepared us well for this game and us players needs to do better when it comes to knowing when to stay compact or not.”

He added, “Fatigue aside, Roma are a great time but I still think we could’ve done a lot better this evening. We’ll get back to work this week and analyse our mistakes to ensure we do much, much better next Sunday.”