Roma chief Rosella Sensi and coach Luciano Spalletti have hailed last night’s Coppa Italia triumph over Inter.
The Giallorossi saw Inter kill off their Scudetto dream last weekend, but they hit back to beat the champions 2-1 yesterday to lift the Cup in Rome.
It may be scant consolation for the disappointment of missing out on the biggest prize in calcio, but Roma supremo Sensi was delighted to win the Coppa Italia for the ninth time.
"This is an very important achievement because it is as deserved as the Scudetto," she declared on Rai Sport.
"It was a huge victory that was what we completely merited and it is an objective that so many others never reach."
Gifted tactician Spalletti was also keen to celebrate after retaining the trophy.
"This success shows that the team are working in a certain way and that we have a great club behind us," he beamed.
"We are professionals and we are moving forward with an important project, which will see us lift some silverware every so often.
"Inter and Roma are the two sides who have shown their value the most throughout the campaign and it was only right that they should contest this Final."
Inter captain Javier Zanetti congratulated Roma on their victory adding "they are a great team."
While coach Roberto Mancini is refusing to talk to the press as speculation grows over his future, Zanetti praised the triumphant Romans.
"We played well, but we were seen off by a great team, who also handled themselves very well throughout the League season," he explained on Rai.
"It was a good game, which was very competitive from the first whistle.
"We are very happy to have won the Scudetto and also that Roma have won the Cup. We will see what happens next year.
What will happen with Mancini? The players are with him and the club and we will fight as hard as we can for these colours," Zanetti concluded.
Source: C4 Football Italia