Di Francesco was forceful when speaking of "ingenuity" for "giving away" three goals, the first two being on own doorstep (Danielle Di Rossi and Kostantinos Manolas). In addition, criticized the judge
"It is very difficult to be alive in the tie. They are strong (Barcelona) and the referee was not very fine (…) No excuses in the referee, but he threw them a hand "he said.
He extended his complaint to some decisions of the referee, such as the penalty to Edin Dzeko in the first minutes, or the one remembered from the last section of the first part P ellegrini, although this last action was clear that he was out of the area.
"With a 3-1 (after Dzeko's goal in the 80th minute) it would have been another scenario. we do not lose optimism, and we have to make Barcelona suffer next week, "he added.