Rodrigo Taddei backs Mourinho, discusses Karsdorp incident

Former Roma attacker Rodrigo Taddei – a loyal servant of the club between 2005 and 2014 with a grand total of 296 appearances, 31 goals and 43 assists – spoke about the recent tension between Jose Mourinho and Rick Karsdorp in an interview with GOAL Italia.

“Mourinho is great: one of the greatest in the world, he’s a blessing for Roma. It’s the numbers that tell it, but also my friends who have had him as a coach: Mou is a champion.”

“The Karsdorp incident? I don’t know if it could have been handled better: I’ve experienced a similar situation. While everyone seemed to want my renewal to go through, ultimately the club didn’t want to.”

“When I left it was because the club, and one person in particular, didn’t want me to stay: everyone else wanted me to stay. In the end they didn’t renew my contract.”

Taddei also touched upon Luis Enrique’s winning display in Spain’s first World Cup outing with Costa Rica. The ex-Roma winger recounted Enrique’s coaching days in the Italian capital: “Luis Enrique was a very direct, serious coach, but at the same time the man was pure fun: I learned a lot from him.”

“He then won everything there was to win with Barcelona, ​​but in Rome and in Italy in general some coaches, especially ones from abroad, are given very little time. Enrique wasn’t given enough time to express himself.”

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