ROMA MOURINHO – Roma returned defeated from the home match against Atalanta, now many Giallorossi have left for their national team commitments.
Rome, Mourinho: “Don’t criticize Abraham, about Zaniolo ..”
In the post-game of the game lost against Atalanta, Josè Mourinho spoke at the press conference in a very controversial manner. The Portuguese was expelled in the middle of the second fraction, after a dubious intervention by Demiral in the Bergamo penalty area on Zaniolo. Below, here are the words of the Capitoline coach:
“Tammy is an extraordinary boy, who wants to do well, who suffers when he does not do well, who lives a moment between the small injury, matches that didn’t go out well, certainly lives an unhappy moment. The forwards are a bit like that. But zero criticism, he continues to be the same good guy and professional, he is not here on vacation but to learn and improve. He will arrive, there are many players who are going through a very good individual moment, he is not at this level ”.
“We studied them like all our opponents, they are 5-6-7 years old together with Gasperini, he changed a bit, he lowered himself, he had respect for us, they played low instead of pressing high. We worked a lot with Paulo yesterday, today we had to play with Nemanja from the start, he had played 90 minutes against Helsinki, it was planned that he could get into an advantageous situation for us. This has changed the role of certain players. We have dominated, over-created and for this reason I go out without a negative feeling with my players. We didn’t put the ball in the goal and we had a lot of chances to do it. We played here with Monza and Cremonese, this was the easiest match, in which we dominated. It was all easy for the defenders, we created a lot of scoring but football can be like this ”.
“I went to the referee to ask him why he didn’t give a penalty in the first half. I told him I want to be the best coach possible, telling my parents not to jump if they can continue the action, I asked him if it is impossible to give a penalty if the player does not throw himself on the ground. If he says yes, I change my training with my players and tell them to go for it. He didn’t answer me. I wanted an objective answer and his observer politely replied that it depends on the criteria, er, he didn’t answer me ”.