Roma boss Aurelio Andreazzoli was impressed with how his team reacted to almost going 2-0 down to Lazio on Monday.
Hernanes had the opportunity to double his side’s lead in the derby, but his penalty miss allowed the Giallorossi to stay in a game they eventually drew 1-1.
“It was a great night, it’s just a shame about the result,” said the Coach who replaced Zdenek Zeman in February.
“I was nervous in the build-up to the game because the derby doesn't come around that often. But once it got going I enjoyed it.
“I got a bit of a fright when they had that penalty which could have put them 2-0 up. It was good to see the team’s reaction to that.
“It’s just a pity we couldn't give the fans three points after the chances we had.”
Roma began the season with expectations of finishing in the top three, but they are currently seventh and 10 points adrift of that zone.
“We haven't picked up enough points and our form has been inconsistent,” Andreazzoli added. “I can consider myself satisfied with what we've done so far, but the table doesn't lie.
“It's a shame about the bad game we had in Palermo last week. Before then we'd gone on a run of seven games with 14 points earned and just seven goals conceded. We'd only have Juventus in front of us with those stats.
“It's normal to get games wrong sometimes, but, of course, when you only have one result available to you then the slightest error becomes important.”
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