Jose Mourinho praises Roma’s defensive resilience

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Jose Mourinho praised his side’s defensive resilience which helped them seal a narrow but crucial win over Torino.

In his post-match presser, Mourinho spoke to reporters about compensating Roma’s lack of goals with a strong defensive phase.

“I’m happy when we defend well and don’t concede goals,” Mourinho said at full-time. “We conceded four in Udine and four with Sassuolo… sometimes you find a glaring issue and make mistakes because of it and I don’t like that.”

“I want to defend well, but if we play a horrible match from a defensive point of view and we somehow score four or give goals that’s still fantastic.”

“With Real Madrid I have the record of goals scored with Benzema, Higuain and many others, but that was a whole different team.”

“When you’re working with a team, you adapt to their strengths and I’m pleased if the forwards score and the defenders and goal-keeper don’t concede goals.”

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