Jose Mourinho celebrated his side’s victory over Genoa in the Coppa Italia by praising Paulo Dybala’s performance as the Argentine came on in the second half and gifted Roma the game-winning goal.
The Special One analyzed his side’s effort in the post-match interview with Sportmediaset.
“Roma always give their best as a team, that’s why I care for my boys and hold them dear. I learned as a kid, and I’ll be 60 next week, that when you give it your all, there’s nothing more to do. Because you’ve done all you could.”
“I’m disappointed about the boos against Zaniolo,” he added. “If someone is paid by Roma and yet speaks ill of my players, I feel very disappointed. My players always give everything they have.”
Regarding Pellegrini’s status ahead of Roma’s next league game with Fiorentina, Mourinho commented, “We’ll have to see how he feels tomorrow.”
“Tonight I wanted to avoid extra time at all costs. I could have had some of the younger players come in – Volpato or Tahirovic – but I chose Paulo. Paulo is the kind of player that makes the coach look good. He’s something else, he’s on another level.”