ROME MOURINHO – Intense training for the Capitoline, tomorrow Rome will challenge the first big match of the season. Mourinho’s men will be guests at the Allianz Stadium, against Juventus.
Rome, Mourinho: “Here is who will replace Zaniolo, on Dybala …”
On the eve of the match against Juventus, the Roma coach: José Mourinho, spoke to the microphones for the customary press conference. The former Inter coach talked about various topics: between Matic and Zaniolo and two little words about Paulo Dybala, who will challenge his former team. Here are the words of the Special One:
On the starting lineup of tomorrow:
“The team playing tomorrow is the same as the last ones with Matic in place of Zaniolo “. Here then is the formation with no more ballots: Rui Patricio in goal, in defense Mancini, Smalling and Ibanez. In midfield Karsdorp, Cristante, Matic and Spinazzola, Abraham in attack with Pellegrini and Dybala behind him.
On the condition of Rome:
“We arrive with 6 points in 2 games, which is very positive. But we also have two major injuries, their absence changes the chances during the race. It is one thing to have such changes that you can do, another thing is not to be able to do them. With Juve it’s an important match against a great team, but it’s a match out of 38. Playing tomorrow in Turin or playing in the 37th changes little for me. Playing against a great team is a difficulty but also a motivation. If you take it from the motivational side it is a top competition, if you take it from the side of difficulty you say it is serious. We must have a balanced approach, we want to play this match ”.
“Bad relationship with the Juventus fans? It’s part of football, it doesn’t matter. I don’t think about the games I’ve already played in the past. Tomorrow is an isolated race. We are happy to play this great game. Last year in Turin we played to win, we played well. Regardless of what happened, I was happy with the attitude, not the result. Today I expect the same attitude. Roma must try to win. We are not going to play for a draw, we want to win tomorrow. We will go there to win, if we lose then we will lose ”.
About Paulo Dybala:
“What advice did I give him? Nobody, nobody. It depends on the personality of the individual. For some players, going home is nothing, for others it is difficult, for others 50 and 50. For Paulo I don’t know. He has the face of a child, but he is not a child. He has experience. We talk with him about how to play, what we expect from him. The control of his emotions depends on him. From an external point of view, these days I have not seen anything different. I expect a normal game, maybe with a little more emotion sooner or later, but I expect the usual game of him. Condition? For me it is very good, I did not expect more at this time. In the last two years he has had little continuity and some injuries. He didn’t start the preseason with us, he arrived late. For me he looks great. Maybe he doesn’t have 90 minutes yet. Playing at the Olimpico isn’t easy, it’s like running on a Portuguese beach with lots of sand. I see Dybala well, he works for the team, I can’t be happier than that. I didn’t expect anything more at this time “.