Florenzi speaks after Real Madrid loss


Alessandro Florenzi to Sky Sport following Roma 0-2 Real Madrid:

How bad is this defeat in front of a sold out stadium?
It hurts up to a certain point. In the first half, we did well but certainly had to do more, but didn’t manage to do so. When you play against champions, you have to take your chances or you’ll be punished. They made us pay and took our legs out from under us. We tried to play our football up until their goal, but we couldn’t bring home the points. The performance in the first half was very good.

You consoled Cengiz after his miss.
These things happen. He should’ve scored but didn’t. We all get it wrong sometimes, but we will get out of this bad moment as we have always done before and have demonstrated in the past. We’ll do so as a group, without allowing frivolous controversy to enter into Trigoria.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.