Roma rested some stars, but still emerged with a 2-1 victory in Torino. “We were worried,” said Aurelio Andreazzoli.
Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi were benched for this afternoon’s result, as the Giallorossi are preparing for Wednesday’s Coppa Italia semi-final against Inter.
“We are happy and satisfied, as we arrived at this game with several problems and were a little worried,” confessed the Coach.
“It was an entertaining game and a tactical one too, but we interpreted it with the right hunger. There were many chances for both sides and we were rewarded for our initiative.
“I would’ve preferred not to use Totti at all, but when the team calls then he is always ready.”
Pablo Daniel Osvaldo silenced critics with his first goal since January, just days after reports of a row with teammate Nicolas Andre Burdisso.
“Certain situations were blown out of proportion and there was never a problem as far as I was concerned,” insisted Andreazzoli.
“Erik Lamela works hard for the team and needs to focus on his overall performance rather than just the goals.”
Miralem Pjanic limped off and has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle, so he is likely to miss the Inter game.