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Andreazzoli rues failure to win

Created on 09 Apr., 2013 3:05 PM GMT

Roma coach Aurelio Andreazzoli felt his side deserved more than a point after they drew 1-1 with Lazio in the Rome derby on Monday.

Hernanes had given Lazio the lead 16 minutes into the game at the Stadio Olimpico before Roma talisman Francesco Totti equalised from the penalty spot in the 57th minute.

"I think the result should be judged at the end of a game and we closed the game dissatisfied with this result," Andreazzoli said.

"We felt that we had the chance to gain what would have been an important three points and we had three clear chances to score and unfortunately we didn't manage to score.

"We have suffered from this many times this season and we felt very disappointed at the end.

"I think that Roma supporters will feel partially dissatisfied tonight because we had the feeling we could do it and win it."

Andreazzoli also admitted he was worried about Daniele de Rossi, who suffered an ankle injury.

"If I'm not wrong Daniele De Rossi got injured in the 18th minute of play tonight and from that moment on he played with a major problem to his ankle," he said.

"He only remained on as long as he did to help the team, but obviously he didn't have the chance to express his talent at his best and I think he gave all he could give anyway in the first half.

"He tried to remain on the pitch but I told him that if he felt injured I would substitute him and I didn't ask him to sacrifice himself because our players' fitness always comes first."

The result left Roma seventh on the Serie A table, three points back from fifth-placed Lazio.

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