Montella: "Fair draw, but we’re disappointed"

Fiorentina boss Vincenzo Montella spoke to the press after his side’s 1-1 draw with Roma in the Europa League round-of-16 first leg tonight: On the referee’s performance: “He was a bit affected and we’re disappointed about the goal we conceded.” On his side’s game management: “We got stung on the counter-attack. These are situations we need to improve on, especially when we’re in control of the match.” On the second leg: “We’ll go into the match with an open mind, as we did this evening.” On who was the better side at the Franchi: “I think the two sides were evenly matched over the course of the match.” On the club injury situation: “Obviously, we have to deal with injuries just like all other clubs do.” On Micah Richards: “We played with a back three tonight, and he is more compatible with a four-man defence.”