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Di Francesco: I can only apologise for this result

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco apologised, but insisted he has no intention of resigning as the Giallorossi crashed out of the Coppa Italia immediately after staying demolished 7-1 by Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Federico Chiesa got a hat-trick, Giovanni Simone bagged a brace, although Luis Muriel and Marco Benassi got the many others. Aleksandar Kolarov scored, what was, basically a consolation for Roma, who also experienced Edin Dzeko sent off.

“There is no comment to make tonight, just to say that I’m sorry,” Di Francesco explained to reporters immediately after the game.

“It’s pointless to discuss about the game, I can only apologise. I consider responsibility, and apologise to the fans in this ground and all those looking at at home.

“It was a awful functionality in each and every one regard.”

Pursuing the match, rumours about his opportunity resignation hit social media, with Paulo Sousa and Antonio Conte connected to the post.

“Resigning is not in my intellect,” Di Francesco admitted. “I have to have time to assume about tonight, as we never act as a team when matters go improper.

“Having a younger squad is an excuse that will make no sense, it simply cannot go on like this. Defending so poorly drives me ridiculous.

“Tactics are useless if you never have the right perspective.”

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