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Mourinho criticizes Roma players for poor attitude in away games

Andy Mattioli
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Jose Mourinho spoke at length about Roma’s most evident issues this season in yesterday’s presser.

On the eve of the match with Udinese, Mourinho was specifically asked about Roma’s poor track record when playing away from the Stadio Olimpico.

“I think as a team we don’t really enjoy playing away,” said Mourinho. “Some people prefer their home comforts. When they go out, they miss their mum, their dad, their nan and their nan’s cakes. When you leave home, you miss it and you want to return home.”

“That’s a little bit like how we feel: when we go away we don’t enjoy that same feeling. I’ve had teams in which players from inside the coach would provoke the people outside. Before arriving at the stadium, they’d provoke the home fans to fire themselves up more.”

“I’ve had that sort of team with that sort of character. It’s something we need to improve because we can play really well and get great results on the road but other times we can lose to Slavia, to Ludogorets, to Bodo, we can lose in Serie A too. That’s the sort of mentality we need.”

“We have over 60,000 fans at home. Away from home there are 1,500 fans who have gone to great lengths to be there for us. We need to give more.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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