Milan 3-1 Roma, Mourinho cites mistakes, refereeing errors after eighth league loss

Jose Mourinho of AS Roma

Roma suffered their eighth league defeat of the season tonight after losing 3-1 to a decimated Milan side.

Despite missing nearly half of their first-choice starting eleven, the Rossoneri secured all three points against José Mourinho’s men at the San Siro.

Milan took a quick lead after being awarded a controversial penalty in the seventh minute. They doubled their advantage soon after thanks to a goal from Junior Messias. The Brazilian took advantage of an embarrassing attempted back-pass by Roger Ibañez to Rui Patricio.

When asked about his team’s performance, Mourinho lamented the mistakes and lack of quality his team showed throughout the fixture.

“We lost the ball way too easily. The technical level in this game was really low,” he told DAZN.

“We really lacked quality, but we were still in the match. Though, when I talk about the technical level we must also mention the referee and VAR.”

“I still haven’t seen a single image where it’s clear that Milan’s penalty was a correct decision. If you compare this penalty to the actions on Zaniolo and Ibañez then they’re all penalties.”

He continued, “If it were up to me, none of these would be penalties, but that doesn’t matter. We just want uniformity. From a refereeing perspective we are always unlucky.”

“We could have three, four, five, maybe six points more. I really don’t understand what (the referee) Chiffi was doing tonight. Yes we made mistakes, but it’s difficult to understand the refereeing”

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01-10-2022 16:00