In the aftermath of Rom’s win over Monza, Jose Mourinho pointed out the consequences of Dybala and Pellegrini’s absence.
During his post-match press conference, the Special One commented on how the team’s structure changes without their two most creative players.
“From the point of view of possession, we’re missing Dybala and Pellegrini. We feel it. It becomes more difficult when we don’t have a number ten like Pellegrini on the pitch and a second striker like Dybala.”
“There are matches where the others didn’t do anything positive to get a positive result, other times they didn’t. Monza were also good with 10 men, it’s not like they sat behind waiting for the end of the match, they are an important talent in football, they did everything well. I’m not saying this with irony, if I were them I would be frustrated to go home with zero points.”
“Marì is an expert defender, then they have Gagliardini and Pessina who are not nobodies. They played well and made us suffer and struggle, that’s why I celebrated at the end of the match – because today you could have won just as well as you could have lost the match.”