Ballardini: “We Didn’t Deserve to Lose”

Bologna manager Davide Ballardini spoke briefly after Bologna’s 1-0 loss to Roma.

Bitterness in the final? What did you miss?
“Bologna has had a very good game against a great team, I do not think we deserved to lose, but the big teams like Roma win these games, we have to win these games, it’s the way to get results, run, and attack closely.”

You were applauded at the end…
“We have fans who understand everything, they know when the team is at its best, Bologna is a team that never spares itself and we are definitely not stupid.”

Source(s): Sky Italy

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