The Italian coach analyzed the match right after Roma’s disappointing defeat against Udinese. Di Francesco cannot believe what he sees.
Roma leaves Udine with another away defeat against a lesser side. The performance of the Lupi have not been positive after the international break. Although Di Francesco played Schick and Kluivert instead of Dzeko and Under, his men seemed to be distracted and ineffective.
Udinese shot on target only 2 times but De Paul scored a marvelous goal that Di Francesco cannot justify. “We suffered a goal after a throw-in 40 meters from our goal,” he said to the Italian satellite channel Sky Sport Italia.
“There was no desire to win the game. I do not know why, if it is a problem of character or otherwise. We did not make the most of the opportunities, then we’re here to lick our wounds. I do not like talking about performance. We were doing important things until we got to the last 15-20 meters,” continued Di Francesco.
“It is not about bad luck, but about believing more in what we do. Other things are missing, but these things are part of football and of a team that wants to grow up. After the goal, we gave confidence to the opponents. Details make the difference in football.”
Di Francesco also clarified that the forthcoming Champions League match against Real Madrid is important but “this was the most important match. I believed in it and I’m furious. We tried to raise the bar but we did not succeed.”