Roma boss José Mourinho still has faith in his team’s chances of advancing in the Conference League despite tonight’s 2-1 defeat to Bodø/Glimt in the first leg.
Two mistakes from the Giallorossi gifted the Norweigian side a pair of goals, which proved to be just enough for them to earn a victory.
“What more could we have done? The second goal was from a set piece. We score a lot of those, too, however, it’s not good when you concede them,” the Portuguese technician told Sky Sport.
“The first goal is absurd. Anyway, let me just say that the thing I’m most worried about is Mancini’s injury. It’s incredibly worrying that comes thanks to this plastic pitch.”
“We lost 2-1 but the return leg is at the Olimpico in front of our supporters. I have no issue saying I feel we’re the favorites to advance to the semi-finals.”
He added, “I have total faith in my players, in the stadium, and the support from our crowd. Obviously, Bodø/Glimt are a tough team, but I also trust we’ll have a good referee and assistant referee in the second leg.”
“Last time we played them in Rome, the referee failed to award us two very clear penalties. Then tonight there were two actions incorrectly flagged offside, one of which was on a throw in, which shows you the level.”
“When we played in Rome against them, were two very clear penalties for us that the referee did not see, while today there were two moves that were flagged offside and the first half ended with a ridiculous situation as the offside flag was up on a throw-in, which demonstrates the level (of tonight’s referees).”