Fazio: “Beautiful to win the Derby, but now to Atletico.”


Roma defender Federico Fazio appeared on Roma Radio this afternoon, these are his words:

How beautiful is it to win the Derby?
It is very beautiful and important because Lazio are a rival in the table, it was important to win and get the 3 points, plus considering Juve’s result yesterday, we have to continue this way, keep an eye on the other matches but remember ours is the important thing.

The team that was compact and applied the pressure was most worthy?
We worked on their counter attacks, their strongest quality, we were compact throughout, I think, apart from the penalty, they did not have the chance to tie or win the match, in the second half we continued to be strong, I think it was a match to win and we worked well, it was important for the table and also simply to win the Derby.

After Immobile’s goal was canceled out you remained calm. Has the Mister’s way of playing been instilled?
Yes, from the first minute we knew it was a match to play without fear, we had to be focused, we were very compact, and played a great match. It will be similar to Atletico, who are good at countering, they’re a compact team who does not concede so many goals, so we have to work on this.

Are you starting to see the results on the pitch of the work you put in?
Each match and every training session is different, we must always work towards the opponent we face, it is an important aspect, now I think it was very beautiful to win (against Lazio) however, we have to think about Atletico, which is an important match for us.