Fazio: ‘Had to score eventually’

Federico Fazio was sure Roma would find the goal “eventually” after a stoppage-time win over Cagliari. “We spent the entire second half in their final third.”

Diego Perotti saw a penalty parried by Alessio Cragno, but there was more drama with VAR used to award Fazio’s last-gasp goal.

“We found the goal by spending the entire second half in their final third,” the match-winner told Mediaset Premium.

“The ball hit me on the stomach or my chest. It wasn’t my hand. Cagliari played an intelligent game and sat back for the entire second half. It was difficult, but we tried so hard and the goal had to come eventually.”

Inter lost today, so it allows Roma to close up on the leading pack, especially ahead of next week’s showdown with Juventus.

“We are focused only on our results and not what the others do. We picked up three points today, it’s what we needed to do and we are happy. The next match is always the most important.”