Cagliari bitterly lost to Roma, even if the team played very well. As the striker Leonardo Pavoletti says: "We are very sorry, we had did so well. It hurts, but we have to look at the future with optimism and played like we did today. A penalty foul on me? I have been pushed against the other defender and they whistled I had done a foul, but I disagree. I also had two chances to make the second, unfortunately got no luck".
"It annoys me to lose like this - said the manager Walter Mazzarri - I am very proud of the lads, we lacked six important players, a lot of young players were on the pitch, yet we played greatly, against a strong team like Roma. Some episodes were quite doubtful, VAR had to decide, but they did not".
"We concede nothing to Rome, especially on the first half and also got some chances to score. I do not care about the table right now, I just saw the team I wanted: compact, hard, which can be able to play football. Now we have to show this spirit also in the future, starting from Monday at Bologna. If we keep on playing like that, I see no problems for avoiding relegation".