De Rossi: ‘Roma demoralised’

Daniele De Rossi acknowledges Roma got “demoralised” in the 3-0 Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, but also wasted chances to score.

“You always get demoralised when playing against a team that forces you to run and run without seeing the ball,” De Rossi told Sky Sport Italia.

“We had the chances to be dangerous on the counter, but they have very good defenders as well as forwards, so it wasn’t easy to put a goal past them.

“I did see a better attitude from us compared to Sunday’s game, as we were still very much in it. In these games, we’ve had a few slaps before.

“You can read the game a thousand ways, but if very talented players take you on, they’ll find a way through. They are strong, but we have to remember our own strength and show it once more.

“We can only work hard, focus on Bologna and not anything else. We need points in Serie A and that’ll be a tough one.”

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