Former Roma attacker Diego Perotti – who collected 138 appearances for the Giallorossi, scoring 32 goals and 27 assists across five seasons with the capital club – spoke about Roma’s campaign and Mourinho’s second year at the helm in an interview he gave before participating in the charity match Partita della Pace.
“In my opinion Roma are the best team in the league,” the Argentine winger told reporters. “Mourinho is so good. Once the World Cup is over they will improve. They’ve already won a trophy.”
“There’s still a lot to be played and I have a lot of confidence in all of them. I know many of the boys in the team and they’re all good players.”
“Sometimes things don’t go the way we want them to. That’s football. You can’t always have continuity. Abraham? Every player has ups and downs, and surely with a coach like Mourinho he can only improve going forward after an impressive first season in Italy.”
“Dybala? It’s great to see Dybala in a Roma jersey, every time I see an Argentinian in Roma colors I get emotional. It’s a huge honour.”
“Then we needed a player like him in a team like this, in this city he saw how they welcomed him, the stadium is always full and it’s also because of him. Dybala is an extra weapon, this is the beauty of quality players. Luckily he is Argentinian and plays for Roma.”
“Mourinho? He’s the right man at the right moment. He’s already won a trophy, he needs time.”
“De Rossi at SPAL? He was already an extra coach on the pitch as a player, for the way he commanded his teammates during a game. It would be wonderful to see him coach Roma one day.”