Roma boss Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment with tonight’s defeat to Inter.
The Portuguese technician spoke to Roma TV shortly after the final whistle despite not having been able to lead the team from the sideline due to his suspension.
“Obviously I’m disappointed. I’m sorry for the boys and for the result. They made a great effort, and in the end it was an avoidable goal. For this I’m sorry.”
“I think everyone’s feeling, and not just mine, is that the game would have ended in a draw. With all these difficulties the team was very calm. Then there seemed to be warnings for selected players: the two central defenders, Mancini and Ndicka, and the more positional midfield players, Cristante and Paredes. At the first yellow, Inter immediately replaced Pavard, whereas we can’t do it.”
“I’m sorry for the boys, they made a great effort and the goal was perfectly avoidable. I’m also sorry because there isn’t much respect for my players because the referee’s attitude immediately towards Ndicka and Mancini proves everything.”
“But I’m happy with the concept of a team that struggles despite the injuries, that braves through despite the great gift from Lega Serie A who had us play today after having played on Thursday night. That’s why I’m sad – because we deserved more. There’s not enough respect for my players.”