Ghiraldini explained: "Sadly it's not my first defeat with Italy. We had trained well during the week for this game.
"But we're lacking something in every area and particularly from a physical perspective. We can't hide, we've not got a strong point that we can fall back on when we're struggling. We missed lineouts, we conceded penalties at scrum-time and in open play. And when those errors add up it's impossible to win against a team like Ireland.
"We spent 80 percent of the first half in our own half. They were camped in our 22. It was difficult to defend effectively. When we were able to attack we were able to score points but still.
"We should have played more of the game in their half, and kept hold of the ball as we did at times. We'll have to take those positives into the England game."
England made it back-to-back RBS 6 Nations titles in a dramatic 2017 Championship which concluded on Super Saturday with a fond farewell in Edinburgh, a frantic finish in Paris and then a Dublin denouement.