Jose Mourinho reacted to Roma’s 1-0 loss to Feyenoord and spoke about the injuries that impacted his side.
In the post-match interview with Sky Sport, the Portuguese manager said, “I only know that Abraham injured his shoulder, whereas Dybala has a muscular issue. I haven’t spoken to either of them.”
On Pellegrini’s substitution, “It was a technical decision. The missed penalty had nothing to do with it. When a player misses a penalty it’s as if we missed it all together.”
When asked about Roma’s wasted chances, Mourinho replied, “We don’t have Haaland up front. We are who we are, we always do our best. The boys put in a lot of effort and sacrifice”
“We had the opportunity to have a different result, but this is the reality. We lost the first match 1-0. Sunday will be a tough match and Thursday next week will be just as difficult.”
“We don’t have the ability to do so many rotations. We probably lose Abraham and Dybala for these next two games. We are who we are, but we will have the Olimpico crowd fully behind us.”
“The team does not score the goals it should be scoring. On Saturday in Turin we had the opportunity to make it 0-2, but we don’t score many goals. In Salzburg we had many chances and then we were punished. We have this difficulty.”
“Am I optimistic for the return leg? Yes, but I’m also worried about Sunday. If a team like ours loses players, there are fewer options and that’s a concern for us. We always do our best. The result is not deserved, but in football ‘deserved’ is not part of my vocabulary. We are not playing against Feyenoord on Sunday, but against Udinese and we have to think about this.”