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Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on 8-goal stunner: Chievo drove us to extremes

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti was relieved with their stunning 5-3 win over Chievo Verona.

Chievo had twice taken the lead at the Bentegodi, but braces from Mohamed Salah and Stephan El Shaarawy, along with an Edin Dzeko screamer, snatched a 5-3 victory.

“When we are twice behind to Chievo, we risk conceding another when we pour forward. Here at times when the tension rises and you have it all to lose, you get swept up in the emotions and can't play the way we usually do," Spalletti told Mediaset Premium.

“Chievo played free from pressure, focused on their sudden counters and the strikers who are trained very well to work together, one goes short and the other long. They are one of the most dangerous sides in the penalty area and we were not ready in some situations.

“We conceded both goals from crosses that should've been closed down. You can risk losing your balance when trying to recover from a goal down and Chievo are so well-organised, so well-drilled, they can make the most of that."

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