Friday December 13 2019
Diawara: 'Roma should've won'

Amadou Diawara claims Roma “should’ve won” against Wolfsberger AC but assures he is learning a lot from coach Paulo Fonseca.

The Giallorossi reached the Europa League last 32, despite only drawing 2-2 with the Austrian side at the Olimpico last night, and Diawara admits they “didn’t have a great game”.

“There’s a bit of regret, because we should have won,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We didn’t have a great game, but we’re happy to be qualified. It was not our best game, but we are happy to be qualified.

“We didn’t play our best, but with the fatigue it can happen. It’s not easy to play every three days.

“Now we’ll get some rest and recharge the batteries for the next game.”

The former Napoli midfielder has played 12 games in all competitions this season, so how has he found working under Fonseca?

“The coach is teaching me many things, I understand what he wants from me. I’m very happy with what we’re doing.”

The 22-year-old picked up his third yellow card in just his fifth Europa League match of the campaign, meaning he will be suspended for the first leg of Roma’s last-32 tie.

“I’m sorry that I won’t play in the last 32 because of my ban, but these things happen. I’m looking forward.

“The more games I play, I’ll get more confident in my role. It’s important to play many consecutive games to have confidence on the ball.”

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