Rome, 17 March 2019 – Riccardo Gagliolo assessed the Crociati’s performance following today’s defeat to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. This is what he had to say:

We weren’t at it from the off today. Lazio scored with their first two chances, and our morale was badly affected immediately. We weren’t able to react. In the second half, we tried to play and things went a bit better. The tackle on Inglese in the penalty area in the first half? To be honest, I didn’t see it and haven’t watched it back yet, so I’m not able to comment on it. The VAR officials will have looked at it again and passed judgement. We need to get going again immediately and think about our next match against Atalanta at the Tardini after the international break.  We need to reach 40 points so as to ensure that we achieve our goal of avoiding relegation. The break could come in handy for us as it’ll provide an opportunity for our injured players to recover. We’ve still got an advantage over the other teams looking to avoid the drop, and this is deserved due to what we’ve done on the pitch. Today, we were unfortunately unable to play our game against a Lazio side looking to qualify for the Champions League.”