Mourinho calls Roma’s defeat to Juventus ‘brave’

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Jose Mourinho praised his side’s performance despite the 1-0 defeat at the Allianz Stadium with Juventus.

In his post-match interview with DAZN, Mourinho commented, “Tonight we lacked concreteness. We talked about this before the match, in fact we created more than what was expected against Juve because they defend with a compact low block.”

“In the first half at 0-0 we were the team with the most quality of play. We hit the post and created two or three other dangerous situations. We created problems for them with Paulo and Bove’s position on the pitch.”

“We failed to score and that’s a shame because it could have been completely different. We did what we had prepared, I’m happy with the players and the character they showed tonight.”

“At home we play differently, but that applies to other teams too. Whoever has an important fanbase at home makes the difference. When we talk about Roma we must talk with respect towards our work with all the difficulties we have. For results away from home, I’m the one who says that we lack a bit of personality and being able to impose our own game in someone else’s stadium.”

“Today it didn’t happen, but we came here against a team fighting for the Scudetto and motivated by Inter’s result. We put in a brave performance, we played with courage. The goal changes everything. They were in difficulty in the first half then felt comforted by the low play. Paulo had a couple of chances, Bryan had one too. I’m happy with the quality of the game and the personality of the players.”

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