"Real showed tremendous desire to win tonight, but it wasn't to be. After we equalised, we had two good chances to take the lead. But Roma are a powerful team and at key moments were better than us.
"Roma, despite being an Italian team and defensive, showed great quality on the ball."
Mijatovic added: "This season's elimination hurts more than last time because I believe this team had the potential to do more in this competition. But the side is still in transition and must continue working."