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Roma boss Montella explains lack of celebrations during derby triumph

AS Roma boss Vincenzo Montella has explained his lack of celebrations during their derby victory over Lazio.

The former striker remains the only man to have scored four goals in a single derby game, but remained stony-faced when Francesco Totti's brace beat Lazio 2-0 today.

"My memories of those four goals aren't as fresh as they were. This was a difficult victory and a deserved one that we fought hard for.

"The feelings are different to the derby when I scored, but they are still wonderful. Why didn't I celebrate? I like to keep my emotions to myself.

"Roma absolutely deserved the win. We knew there were risks on the flanks with our initial line-up, but we really only conceded efforts from distance or corners.

"There was more quality from the side in the first half, but greater strength and determination after the break. Lazio played well, Roma were a bit better."

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