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Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa admitted that Roma were the stronger side after losing 4-1 on Friday. It marked the first time this season Fiorentina conceded four goals and also lost by more than two goals.

“I hope what happened (the loss) is now over. We do not want to take anything away from Roma, who interpreted the match well both tactically and physically. They can dribble well which allows them to excel the whole match. We were limited with our choices in the midfield, Badelj returned from injury and it was time to give minutes to some players. It did not go well because this Roma side is much stronger.”

“We played well for about twenty minutes, then Roma put us in difficulty particularly with their speed. After the second goal we had a mental let down. Injuries? Unfortunately today a bit of everything happened, hope it’s the last time. Vecino had an adductor problem, as for Borja he has an ankle sprain, but he is already walking so we are optimistic.”

“During a season there are times when individuals do not perform, it is the quality of the squad that must overcome such moments. We must take nothing away from Roma’s great match. Third place? I am only thinking about my players as matches like these can have a negative mental impact on them. We must be ourselves from the next match and get a win. “

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