The Italian coach is happy for today’s victory on a very tough field but his team must improve even more. Di Francesco blames his group for a lack of humility, a necessary virtue to be competitive.
Roma returned to the Italian capital with three points and with the confidence that something has changed since the bloody defeat against Bologna. Eusebio Di Francesco’s 4-2-3-1 is now a reliable tactical approach that his players are absorbing day by day.
Today’s away match at Stadio Castellani, though, is positive for the victory but not in terms of the approach that the giallorossi had against Empoli.
“Andreazzoli and his Empoli are doing great things,” said Di Francesco to Sky Italia in the post-match interviews. “They didn’t deserve this result. They have a clear identity. I like when coaches try to put something in their teams. I have seen this more from them that from us.”
“When you make a lot of mistakes you break up and that’s what happened to us in the second half. We had to be good at keeping the lines tight and going in depth. I changed tactical approach because we could not cover the depth. In the second half, we entered the field with a wrong attitude. We didn’t have continuity. We were almost superficial. We have to improve because sometimes we lose humility,” continued the Roma coach.
Di Francesco also praised Luca Pellegrini for his personality and the way he played contrasting Acquah. “He wasted the first couple of crosses but he did well as a presence on the field. He must work with great humility. By doing so he will become a great player because he has good skills and he knows that.”