Siena boss Giuseppe Sannino says AS Roma fans should continue to back Luis Enrique after last night's defeat.

The Giallorossi were beaten 1-0 by an Emanuele Calaiò penalty despite having over 70 per cent possession, as there were hardly any decent scoring opportunities.

"I continue to believe Luis Enrique is a great Coach and I respect him very much," said Sannino after tactically outsmarting the Spaniard.

"I have to praise my players, who showed their willingness to sacrifice themselves in closing down every space.

"Roma play an attacking style of football, so it was obvious the provincial clubs would face them by clamming up and going on the counter.

"In the last 15 minutes we struggled a little, but clawed our way through to get the three very important points."