Enrique stunned as Roma suffer late derby collapse

AS Roma coach Luis Enrique was left stunned by their derby defeat to Lazio.

AS Roma coach Luis Enrique was left stunned by their derby defeat to Lazio.

Enrique was in his first derby and had been leading at half-time, but Simon Kjaer hauled back Cristian Brocchi for a penalty and red card that paved the way for Miroslav Klose’s stoppage-time winner.

“Mamma mia, what a finale,” said Enrique. “It’s a shame, as when we thought the draw was in the bag, we didn’t have the good luck we needed.

“Without doubt we should’ve done more in the first half. We started with excellent possession and runs from the strikers, but after 15 minutes we couldn’t keep the ball the way we usually do. There is more work to be done, as I want that approach for 90 minutes.

“I am happy with the efforts of my players, though Lazio also did well. It’s a pity to concede when the game is almost over.”

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