“We played well and thought about extra time, but one moment can turn the game around. We challenged them again in possession. In the first half we controlled the game, but we struggled to move forward. After the break it went better and we did create something. Although you will never get many chances against this team. Maxi (Wittek, ed.) scored a brilliant goal, more or less the same goal as he scored against Tottenham. And then we got the chance with Adrian (Grbic, ed.). This was no small chance. When you get these kinds of opportunities, you have to finish them. I am very disappointed, because our trip is over. At the moment disappointment prevails. But of course, when we look back we can also be proud. Also on our performance here, we have reached a high level twice against Roma. Before the game we said that we didn’t want to come here as spectators, we wanted to keep going. It stops here, but looking back on the game, it shouldn’t have stopped here.”
AS Roma player Rick Karsdorp, who played an important role as a substitute in the equalizer of his team that he prepared, was complimentary about Vitesse. Vitesse is not a bad team. We got away well, now we take it with us in the last minute. Vitesse played well,” said the former Feyenoord player.