Roma manager Jose Mourinho remained cautiously optimistic regarding the second half to Roma’s campaign despite another disappointing display with Torino on Sunday afternoon.
Following the final whistle, the Special One spoke to the club about the performance and the main takeaways going into the World Cup break.
“With twenty minutes of Dybala on the pitch, we get twenty minutes of light and hope. This team, despite all its problems, can still do well. We could have scored many goals.”
“I confirm what I said before, we played six games without Paulo and two games without Paulo and Lorenzo [Pellegrini], which is a lot for a team like us.”
“Of course we can talk about who didn’t play well or that the team as a whole doesn’t play well, but those last twenty minutes do not need any explanation.”
“Another hope is Tahirovic: there are teams that spend a lot of money, whereas we build players from the ground up. He will be a very good player.”