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‘Many Robertos on the field for Brighton’

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Roberto De Zerbi noticed ‘many Robertos on the sector’ towards Roma within the Europa League tonight, hailing Brighton for ‘values that transcend sport.’

The Giallorossi already had a 4-0 first leg result in depend on and had been in a position to rotate the squad, additionally lacking injured Romelu Lukaku, Chris Smalling, Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham.

That they had taken the lead with a Sardar Azmoun objective that was controversially disallowed for harmful play, then Danny Welbeck curled into the far high nook from distance.

Brighton took the victory on the evening, however it’s Roma who undergo to the Europa League quarter-finals.

“I’m happy to have seen a group with delight, however I knew that already,” De Zerbi said in Italian in his press conference.

“Don’t neglect what I mentioned after the 4-0 on the Olimpico, which was a really heavy defeat, however after that day I cherished my gamers much more. I do know them, I do know they’re particular folks, as a result of together with the tactical and bodily points, they convey delight and values that transcend sport and soccer.

“They had been profoundly wounded by the end in Rome. We achieved this surprising stage with nice sacrifice, in order that they wished to play this sport. I noticed many Robertos on the sector, as I too suffered with final week’s defeat.

“Nonetheless, Brighton had completely nothing to show, as a result of that is Brighton. This has all the time been Brighton.”

De Zerbi managed to deliver Brighton and Hove Albion into their first ever European competitors, reaching the Spherical of 16 of the Europa League.

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It inevitably had a knock-on impact for his or her Premier League kind and the coach mentioned that the dearth of expertise was telling within the 4-0 defeat on the Stadio Olimpico.

No less than they bought some delight again with this 1-0 win, solely the second defeat of Daniele De Rossi’s Roma teaching profession after Inter.

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