Bryan Cristante, Roma defender, did not look for excuses this Thursday when analyzing the 2-6 defeat suffered against Manchester United at Old Trafford, in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals, and considered that “there is nothing to save” in the second half, in which the Roman team, which was winning 2-1 at halftime, received five goals.
“When you are losing you want to recover, two episodes are enough and the game ends like this. We can’t play a second half that way, throw away what we did in the first half. There is nothing to save in the second half, “acknowledged Cristante at the end of the game in statements to Italian television” Sky Sport.
“We were not compact in the difficulties, we did not defend well, we kept looking for victory and we failed,” continued the Italian, visibly disappointed.
Despite going 2-1 ahead at halftime, Roma sank at the restart and lost 2-6 to doublets by Uruguayan Edinson Cavani and Portuguese Bruno Fernandes and targets from Frenchman Paul Pogba and Englishman Mason Greenwood.