Rudi Garcia tipped his hat to Napoli and admits Roma “made mistakes” in both legs of the Coppa Italia semi-final.
The Giallorossi won the first leg 3-2, but were beaten 3-0 at the San Paolo this evening , so Napoli go on to face Fiorentina in the Final on May 3 or 7.
“Perhaps we lost the qualification in the first leg, as we conceded two goals when we were 2-0 up,” said Garcia in his Press conference.
“This evening we had three chances to score in the first half and didn’t make the most of them. We should’ve been more ruthless in attack and also in defence, as we made mistakes in both legs.
“If there was a side that should’ve been in front at half-time, then it was us. The fact we weren’t was our fault.
“The start of the second half was not good and with two quick goals we lost the tie. We’ve got to improve. When it was still 1-0 to Napoli, it was wide open and anything could’ve happened.
“I compliment Napoli, they have a strong attack and I wish them all the best for the Final. As for Roma, we’ve got to think positive because we do create chances in every game. The key to the future is to be more effective up front.
“Now we close the Coppa Italia book and re-open the Serie A one. We’ve got to win our next game against Sampdoria. For the moment we are four points ahead of Napoli in the League and have a game in hand.”
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