Roma 1-1 Sampdoria, Mourinho laments wasted opportunity

Roma's Jose Mourinho
John Solano

Roma squandered a huge chance to gain ground in the Champions League race this evening after being held to a 1-1 draw against Sampdoria.

The Giallorossi couldn’t capitalise on their goalscoring opportunities and were forced to settle for a point against Roberto D’Aversa’s men, who equalised in the 80th minute.

When asked to give a verdict on his team’s performance, Roma boss José Mourinho was none too pleased with his team’s inability to find the back of the net.

“We didn’t play well, yes we deserved to win based on the second half, but for me it’s a bad game,” he told DAZN. “For me, it really was a brutal game.”

“I felt we were tired in the first half, we were slow and lacked concentration. We deserved more than one point and deserved to win, but we played badly. Only one team was interested in playing tonight.”

“I don’t want to be too critical of my guys, I’m always on their side, but we didn’t play well. I didn’t see the same attitude that we showed on Saturday against Atalanta. Sampdoria had no interest in playing and were content with a point so best wishes to them for that.”

Adding, “If I had to summarise our first half of the season, I’d say the table seems normal. Inter, Milan, Juve, and Atalanta are ahead of us.”

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