Borja Mayoral: “I expected more opportunities with Mourinho.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma attacker Borja Mayoral, who’s currently on loan at Getafe, discussed his club future as he enters the final three months of his two-year loan with the Giallorossi.

The Spaniard was asked in an interview with El Mundo about his two years in Rome, and the decision to move away due to limited playing time under new manager Jose Mourinho.

“The contract I signed had me stay there for two years on loan. The first one went well, I put up good numbers, I felt good and I took a step forward, but this year with the arrival of the new coach (Mourinho) I hardly had any minutes or opportunities.”

“I had to look for something, I like to play, I like to compete and the option of Getafe came up, a place close to home, and I didn’t hesitate. I think it was the perfect club for me.”

On whether Mourinho was sincere with him in his decision-making, Mayoral replied, “I expected to have more opportunities given the year I’d just had, but he signed his forwards, they spent a lot of money and I ended up second or even third in the pecking order.”

“At the beginning of the season I could smell it, although I was confident that if he saw me training he would change his mind, but it didn’t happen and in January I had to find something else for myself. It was very difficult to spend another six months like that.”

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