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Dybala opens up about Mourinho’s dismissal from Roma

Andy Mattioli
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Paulo Dybala helped lead Roma to an emphatic 4-0 win over Cagliari by scoring a brace at the Stadio Olimpico.

The ex-Juve man climbed his way into Serie A’s Top 5 Argentine goal-scorers in the history of the division.

After the match, Dybala spoke to DAZN and discussed the team’s performance as well as Jose Mourinho’s controversial dismissal from the capital.

“I think we all enjoyed it, we played a great game,” said the attacker. “We took a risk at the end of the first half because we were pressing hard and playing well. We had let down our guard a little, but that’s okay.”

On De Rossi comparing him to Totti, Dybala responded, “It makes me very happy when someone like him says that, especially after spending so many years with Francesco.”

“Totti was obviously unique in Rome and throughout Italy. I can only be pleased by his words.”

“De Rossi brought enthusiasm. He knows these people better than anyone. We had a long week to work. I think that was one of the secrets.”

“Mourinho? I told him everything I needed to tell him privately. It’s unfortunate to lose a coach during the course of a season. I believe everyone is to blame, but in football, coaches pay. We players must also look within ourselves to find an explanation for what happened.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
Roma
Genoa
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