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Sunday October 16 2011
Enrique: 'Mamma mia...'

Luis Enrique feels Roma should've killed off Lazio in the first half. “Mamma mia, what a finale.”

The Spanish Coach was in his first derby and had been leading at half-time, but Simon Kjaer hauled back Cristian Brocchi for a penalty and red card that paved the way for Miroslav Klose's stoppage-time winner.

“Mamma mia, what a finale,” said Enrique. “It's a shame, as when we thought the draw was in the bag, we didn't have the good luck we needed.

“Without doubt we should've done more in the first half. We started with excellent possession and runs from the strikers, but after 15 minutes we couldn't keep the ball the way we usually do. There is more work to be done, as I want that approach for 90 minutes.

“I am happy with the efforts of my players, though Lazio also did well. It's a pity to concede when the game is almost over.”

Kjaer was not expected to start, as Nicolas Burdisso was on the bench following international duty with Argentina.

“Burdisso was coming off an incredibly long and tiring journey. I knew if we lost people would blame me picking one player over another, but I always try to make the best choices. David Pizarro wasn't 100 per cent fit either, while I was forced into two substitutions.”

Roma fans would contend Brocchi let himself fall for the penalty when he felt the slightest contact with Kjaer.

“I never talk about the referee. It's impossible for me to tell from the touchline anyway,” said Enrique.

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