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Jose Mourinho reacts to 2-0 defeat to Bologna

Andy Mattioli
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Roma manager Jose Mourinho reacted to the team’s 2-0 defeat to Bologna at Stadio Dall’Ara earlier tonight.

In his post-match interview with DAZN, the Special One did not hide his disappointment with tonight’s result.

“Some people didn’t take advantage of the opportunities they had today. I want to publicly apologize to Renato. What I felt I was doing is hard for a footballer, but it was hard for me too. It’s something I’ve done 3/4 times in my career and I apologize to him.”

“Without Dybala there is no class, and without Romelu we lack physicality. I knew it would be tough without them. We had great physical difficulties. Bologna have players with skill and intensity, we don’t. For this reason the game became more complicated.”

“Mancini is in great difficulty because he is playing with a very acute hernia. He plays because he wants to help the team and because the team needs it, but he is an example of the fact that not all players are not in the same situation. We are physically inferior to Bologna.”

“I want to continue with Roma, but we need to think seriously about the Financial Fair Play situation. Maybe it’s better to play with a few more young players. We all know the overall quality of the team. It’s a team that can change and mutate. If we are all available we can be strong, without the fundamental players we will struggle a lot.”

“That’s why I think maybe it’s better to work with younger players who have potential to develop rather than with players who have nothing to develop for the future. I would like to continue coaching Roma and I am willing to changes the way I think about my job.”

“My future? For me it would be very hard to part ways with Roma. If it were to happen it would never be because of my decision.”

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