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Roma coach Di Francesco satisfied with victory over Cagliari

AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco was happy with their 1-0 win over Cagliari.

Cengiz Under scored the winner for the Romans.

“I compliment Cagliari for the performance, but I knew I had many players on the limit," the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

Kostas Manolas pulled out in the warm-up with a suspected thigh strain, so Capradossi had to make his Serie A debut.

“Unfortunately Manolas got hurt and we have to praise Capradossi, because he did so well to make the most of this opportunity in a situation that was by no means easy. He always worked hard in training and earned this chance.

“Manolas is limping, I think it's something more than a knock. Lately knocks turn into thigh strains a bit too easily for us… All these games, journeys and training sessions make it tough by this stage of the season, but we came here and got a hard-fought victory. Sometimes you need to win with determination and not entertainment.

“Alisson works with the defenders, he isn't just a goalkeeper but also a sweeper. He has great character and does everything for the team, which I assure you is fundamental. I see players as working within part of an orchestra and he sees it the same way."

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