"This is a new beginning for us, a new season has started," Di Francesco told DAZN.
“We are growing and we've got to get back to doing what we know. It's never easy to win in Serie A and I had asked to keep a clean sheet tonight too.
“We've done nothing yet, as there's Lazio and the Derby on Saturday. This is a starting point. It was important to rediscover our confidence and prepare well.
“The President can say what he wants, as he runs the club. We hope that his next comments will be happier ones."
Roma were kept in a training retreat over the last few days.
"People think it was punishment, but it wasn't. It was to help the players reunite, to rediscover that closeness and affection, because Rome is a city that can create distance between people and we needed to look each other in the eye," Di Francesco added.
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