ROME PILGRIMS – Lorenzo Pellegrini, Roma midfielder, made some statements to the microphones of Sky Sports, after the draw against Leicester. Here is what was stated.
Rome, Pellegrini: “It is normal to encounter difficulties, on Zalewski …”
“It is normal to have difficulties, playing here was not easy. We have put in a small brick, we are confident and we want to do well. With the sacrifice we got a good result. Roma had good intensity. You know how Premier matches are, they are good at adding intensity, they are less tactically careful. But the Italian league is also leveling up, with many teams that put you in difficulty. The goal? Zalewski is giving us a great hand, he is very good in one on one. It was easier for me to find the right space. Now you will play the qualification for the Olimpico. We are always optimistic, it will be a difficult match, we will not play it here, but with our fans, we are happy. We go out loaded, we will face the second leg challenge in the best possible way ”.
Leicester leads the game, Roma defends themselves with order and manages to snatch a precious draw in view of the return leg. But above all the chance to go to the final and try to win a trophy, 14 years after the last time. Meanwhile, according to the data Opta, the English teams are confirmed as a taboo to be dispelled for the Italian ones. In fact, no Italian club has managed to beat them in a first leg semi-final in UEFA competition: 5 draws and 9 defeats in 14 matches.