Filippo De Rossi has admitted that his team would have been better off against Bolognese than against Roma, as the Rossoneri lost 2-1 to their Serie A rivals in Rome on Saturday.
The Rossonerio have now lost all three of their Serie B games this season, with their only win coming in midweek, when they lost 2 – 1 at the Stadio Olimpico.
“I can’t deny that we were better off if we were playing in the derby against Roma,” De Rossi said.
“But this is football and we have to play the matches we need to play.
Bologno were good against us but we can still go and win.
We were more than happy to play in the second leg of the derby [against Roma] and win it [in Rome] but we were too tired and the result was not good.
I have not talked to the coach about that.
I don’t know why, but this is what football is.”
The Rossone-bound side have also been linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Giuseppe Rossi, who was signed from Lazio on Friday.
However, De Rossi denied the move was on the cards, while the Italian international admitted he is still yet to decide on whether he will join his new team-mates in Turin.
“It is a big decision, it is not easy.
We will see how it goes.
We are in Turina now and the coach [Roberto Marchetti] wants to keep all his players,” he said.”
We are still in the market and we will see.”
The former Italy international and Italy international Andrea Barzagli also played for Roma in the Europa League last season, scoring once in four games for the club.
De Rossi, however, was quick to deny speculation linking him with a possible return to Serie A.
I haven’t talked to anyone about it,” he admitted.
“I am in Turini and will stay here.
I am looking forward to this year and the next year.”