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Mourinho discusses Roma’s injury woes: “On paper we have Wijnaldum, Dybala…”

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Jose Mourinho was interviewed by Sky Sport on the eve of the Giallorossi’s crucial return leg with Helsinki. The Portuguese technician spoke about the capital club’s injury woes which have contributed to Roma’s form this season.

“When we’re talking about our progress and tomorrow night’s match, which team are we talking about? The team that we have on paper or that we have on the pitch? They are different.”

“On paper we have Wijnaldum and Dybala – just to name two – that’s one thing. Tomorrow will be something else entirely. In midfield we will have available: Cristante, Bove, Faticanti, Camara. Completely different story compared to Wijnaldum, Matic and Pellegrini.”

“Napoli loss? We don’t need a reaction. We need to win tomorrow, we know that. Cold is normal, forget the pitch. We had a good game against Real Betis, then two difficult games after that. Obviously we have problems as a team, we’re missing a few players.”

“Camara? He played very well against Napoli,” Mourinho said of the club’s latest signing from Olympiakos.

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