Jose Mourinho: “I’m always happy when we play once a week.”

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho sounded satisfied of Roma’s winning effort at La Spezia thanks to two goals by Stephan El Shaarawy and Tammy Abraham.

The Special One applauded his men in a post-match interview with Roma TV and explained the importance of being able to prepare games in advance when playing once a week instead of every three days.

“The difference is playing once every week,” said the Portuguese technician. “You have 7 days to work on and prepare all the tactical details. There is no fatigue, the team functions properly.”

“I’m always happy with the team when we play once a week. After the winter break we were able to get off to a good start and collect the points we needed in order to improve our position in the league.”

“Tonight we scored two wonderful goals, and we did a fine job of managing the game afterwards.”