Mourinho shares update on Abraham, defends Pellegrini

Andy Mattioli

Following his side’s first loss of the new season, Jose Mourinho told the media repeatedly that he does not wish to look for excuses and is willing to take responsibility for Roma’s awful display at the Dacia Arena earlier tonight.

In the post-game presser, the Special One shared an update on Tammy Abraham who exited the game with a painful shoulder. “It doesn’t look like anything serious,” he told reporters. “Tonight we were unlucky and gifted them two goals which then allowed them to put the game to sleep.”

“It was perfect match for them, a well deserved victory. It’s tough for us but I prefer a 4-0 defeat than four 1-0 defeats. That’s what I told my players after the game.”

“We paid for the mistakes we made. Perhaps the feeling with the referee tonight wasn’t great and the first yellow card of the game proves it, but it wasn’t because of him that we lost.”

Asked about Pellegrini’s recent struggles, Mourinho replied, “We had already played with Pellegrini in the midfield prior to tonight. I worked as a part-time commentator in England for a while… it’s very easy to talk when you’re sitting in front of a screen. It gets more difficult when you’re on the touchline.”

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