â€śAltogether it wasnâ€™t a great performance, especially in the first half when we were too slow, not aggressive and never went forward on the counter-attack. We were content with possession, which was a great shame,â€ť said Zeman.
â€śWe started well in the second half, though it was a struggle until the end, as we were unable to secure the result.
â€śFrancesco Totti played too wide, where itâ€™s difficult to create something, and he didnâ€™t go where I asked him to. Weâ€™ve got to work on the movements in attack and have been doing so all summer.
â€śPassing the ball horizontally is pointless and it allows our opponents to get settled in. If we donâ€™t speed it up and shake off our markers in midfield, then weâ€™ll go nowhere.
â€śWe had five debutants tonight and seeing the packed Stadio Olimpico does affect young players, but in the past six weeks we have worked on something very different to what was seen tonight.
â€śIt went better in the second half and we created more opportunities. We conceded two goals, both of them affected by offside positions.
â€śIf I am to match my teamâ€™s attacking approach to that of our opponents, then I always prefer mine.â€ť