Frosinone, Di Francesco: Much created, leaving a bitter taste

Frosinone coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, expressed disappointment in his side’s loss to Lecce. Speaking to DAZN after the match, the coach reflected on their performance.

In his assessment of the game, Di Francesco said, “We created a lot of chances, we just needed to be more clinical. Lecce took full advantage of their opportunities and showed more belief in the end, it’s a shame about the goals we conceded.” He acknowledged the defeat, though he believed it was undeserved, and underlined the need to accept the result. The notion of ‘the game is like that you have to accept the verdict on the field’ could be discerned from his words.

On the issue of players showing frustration on the field, the Frosinone coach said it was crucial for the team to remain focused and not get caught up in others’ confusion. “One of our shortcomings was falling for unnecessary bookings. We need to stay in the game. There are referees for all these disputes and our protests won’t change their decision,” added Di Francesco.

Di Francesco also touched on the team’s defensive crisis. “Monterisi played with a swollen ankle and I want to thank him for this. Initially, I opted for Okoli to limit Banda but we had no alternatives to the ones used. Not having natural full-backs at this moment creates huge difficulties,” he said.

When asked about the difference in their home and away performances, the coach highlighted the role of the home crowd. “Definitely, the people of Stirpe can make a difference. We assess the result, we scored an own goal but the team knew how to react. We did take risks but we never gave away big chances. In the final decisions, we could have been more clear-headed and that’s the biggest sin. There was a great balance and it’s a shame to have lost,” Di Francesco said.

Finally, he bemoaned the wasted opportunities during the match. “We need to make better use of our dominance during the game. We also wasted too much against Torino,” he concluded.

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