Wednesday May 11 2011
Montella: 'Roma didn't deserve exit'

Vincenzo Montella insists Roma “did not deserve to go out” of the Coppa Italia semi-final against Inter.

“There are regrets and we tried until the last second of stoppages. Considering there were five substitutions, I'm surprised the referee only gave three minutes,” said the Coach after a 1-1 draw at San Siro.

The Giallorossi had to overturn a 1-0 first leg home defeat, but saw Marco Borriello hit both uprights during the same move.

“We were unlucky tonight and it's a pity to lose like this, as we did not deserve to go out. We really wanted to play the Final at the Stadio Olimpico.”

Jeremy Menez disappointed and some noted that Roma's performance improved after he was replaced.

“He gave it his all, but we do expect more from Menez in terms of consistency and quality. I don't think the side improved because Menez went off, as before we were lacking courage and pace.

“I thought about fielding Menez with Mirko Vucinic and Borriello, but I didn't have a real alternative on the bench and didn't want to risk it.”