Henrikh Mkhitaryan felt Armenia “had the chances to score and didn’t” in their 3-1 defeat to Italy, even after going a man down.
The hosts had taken the lead in Yerevan just 11 minutes into this Euro 2020 qualifier, but after Andrea Belotti’s equaliser, Aleksandre Karapetyan was harshly sent off for a second yellow card.
“I think we were 1-1 and a man down, we had two or three chances to score and didn’t,” the new Roma signing told Rai Sport.
“Italy are a strong team, we all know that, and we fought to the end, but eventually lost 3-1.”
Mkhitaryan was asked if the red card had been excessive for jumping with elbow raised on Leonardo Bonucci, but remained diplomatic.
“I didn’t see the incident, maybe it was a red card, maybe not. They were both trying to win the ball, I don’t know if he led with the elbow or not, so I cannot judge.”