Roma legend Giuseppe Giannini backs Mourinho

Giuseppe Giannini
Andy Mattioli

Legendary Roma captain Giuseppe Giannini spoke in favor of Jose Mourinho in a recent interview with Radio Radio.

When asked about his hopes for the Giallorossi’s third season under Jose Mourinho’s tenure, Giannini expressed his confidence in the Special One’s abilities.

“Roma are suffering a bit, but I believe they have a leader in Mourinho. He is someone whom they have been missing for several years, given the absence of Totti and De Rossi,” said Giannini.

“Mourinho’s arrival brought charisma to the environment and I’m happy he’s with us. I would like to see Roma higher up in the table, there have been many injuries and some players have arrived late in the window so that is part of the process.”

“I am convinced that Mourinho will get us to the Champions League. He’s a pragmatic type. He gets the results he wants except for when he was at Tottenham. Mourinho gives an identity on a psychological level to the team and I’m sure he will do it again this year.”

On Roma’s captain, Giannini added, “Pellegrini is an intelligent boy and will never cause controversy. We’re welcome to be criticized, we all have been. It is the depth of the character that is questioned, in recent years it has happened with me, then Totti, De Rossi, Bruno Conti. It is up to the player to find the right response through his personality.”

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