Ex-Roma and Inter attacker Amantino Mancini weighed in on the progress his former club has made this season under Jose Mourinho.
The Brazilian applauded the work of the Special One in the Italian capital, claiming the growth the team has made since his appointment is very clear.
“I was lucky enough to play under Mourinho at Inter. Though, he didn’t give me an explanation when I went from being a starter to not playing in the second year,” he told Leggo.
“But he’s still a great manager who understand a lot about football—and we still keep in touch. As for Roma, let’s remember that this is a different experience for him.”
“He had a super squad when he was at Inter—Roma are good but they’re also limited. He’s had to put in a lot more work at Trigoria but the results are visible now.”
“He’s a manager who’s able to bring out the very best in his players and also defends them from the media.”
As for Sunday’s clash between his two former clubs, Mancini believes the strong form of both sides entering the tie could lead to a draw.
“Inter and Roma are both doing very well right now so it could end level. However, Inter certainly has a lot more to lose than the Giallorossi.”