Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano spoke following the defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 1 in Serie A 2021-22.
“I believed we could have won until their second goal. We did well in 10 men against 11. Then we made a glaring mistake in conceding. But it is the beginning. I told the guys it was important to go out with our head held high, but I'm angry because the points matter from today. The second goal killed us a bit because up until then we had conceded little, but we are talking about a very strong opponent in Roma."