Mourinho invokes stability as key to progress

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho walked out victorious from the Marassi on Sunday night, and will start preparing the upcoming midweek conference league fixture against Bodø/Glimt.

In last night’s post-match press conference, the Special One was asked about the key to Roma’s progress over recent weeks.

The Portuguese technician replied, “The Roma that I enjoy watching is stable. Whether you play well or not, whether you win or lose, I don’t care. What I want is to see a team that plays with stability.”

More on the team’s tactics: “I think playing with three at the back helps the players a lot. It helps the fullbacks who aren’t fullbacks by nature, but more offensive-minded like Zalewski.”

“It helps give stability to the three central defenders, and helps the dynamics up front. It’s important to have that sense of security.”

He concluded, “Today was another game where Abraham didn’t play well, but the team was organized on the pitch.”

“Throughout the game I always had this sense of stability, which to me is far more important than any scheme or game plan.”

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