“I think this is the kind of game that draws us back to our love for football again,” Di Francesco told DAZN.
“These are two teams who created a dozen scoring opportunities each, which means they tried to play open football and take control of the game. We left a few too many gaps in the first half, but I knew we would improve after the break. The squad is the basis for this victory.”
Di Francesco first shot to fame as a coach with his work for Sassuolo, so it was particularly meaningful to get this result against his old club.
“I personally believe in our playing style, which means we never give away the ball. Sassuolo caused us a lot of problems, but we were still able to play our way. You can win even when suffering.”
His former Roma teammate Francesco Totti was in the stands with son Cristian, who is enrolled in the Frosinone youth team.
“He saw some quality football today and that makes me proud. He also came to visit me at the training ground and was very pleased with our tactical ideas.’