Andrea Belotti discusses Mourinho’s words after Verona win

Andy Mattioli

Roma striker Andrea Belotti was asked to replace Tammy Abraham in tonight’s win over Hellas Verona after the Englishman went down with an eye injury before half-time.

The ex-Torino man spoke to DAZN after the game and discussed his limited role since joining Roma in the summer as well as Jose Mourinho’s frequent remarks with regards to the Giallorossi’s scarce depth.

“We’d been trying various formations over the past week and so when the coach asked me to come on I knew what to do and felt ready,” he said.

“I always try to give my best. I, like everyone, want to play. We must always be ready. In the end we all win together and, hopefully not, we also lose together.”

“We all know Mourinho, he is a great coach who has coached great teams. When he attacks the group it’s because he sees that something’s wrong. At other times he praises us. When you want to achieve results, the strength of the group is always needed.”

“I feel good now. I went through the initial period of trials and errors, it took me a while to come to grips with my physical condition because I’d missed pre-season. During the break I had an injury and was forced to rest. I have always worked hard and now I feel good.”

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