Wednesday January 11 2012
Enrique: 'Roma great and lucky'

Luis Enrique celebrated Roma’s Coppa Italia triumph over Fiorentina, but admits they were “also fortunate.”

The Giallorossi had a disappointing first half in which Maarten Stekelenburg kept them in the tie, then ran amok after the break with Erik Lamela’s brace and Fabio Borini securing a 3-0 victory.

“We were also fortunate, because Fiorentina didn’t allow us to play our usual way and had some very dangerous counter-attacks,” said the Spanish Coach.

This result means Roma will face Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.

“I am satisfied with our defensive performance and I think that was the key to this match. Fiorentina could’ve scored in the first half and took us on with their heads held high, but we did well to stop them. In the second half we grew and took our chances.

“This was an important opportunity for us to show that our squad is valid and big enough. I am happy to have given this joy to the Roma fans.

“Lamela put in a positive performance, but let’s not forget Francesco Totti’s assists. Borini also had a strong impact on the game.”

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