Mourinho after first preseason training: “Great to be on the pitch again.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma regrouped at Mourinho’s orders earlier today for their first preseason training session.

With the exceptions of a few players who are still out after international duty – such as Pellegrini, Cristante, Bove, Spinazzola, Rui Patricio and Ndicka – Jose Mourinho was able to embrace some key players in Paulo Dybala, Nemanja Matic and Chris Smalling.

Moreover, today’s session was Houssem Aouar’s first training as a member of the club following his signing in June.

Mourinho celebrated today’s work-out with a post on Instagram showcasing himself as well as of his players in the July heat of the Italian capital.

“Trigoria,” reads the caption. “Hard but great to be on the pitch again.”

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