Roma’s six match unbeaten streak to begin the season was snapped this evening after falling 3-2 to winless Hellas Verona.
The defeat snaps the Giallorossi’s positive run of results and marks the first loss under new manager José Mourinho. On the other side, Verona earned their first win of the season, giving interim boss Igor Tudor a quick start after he took over for Eusebio Di Francesco, who was relieved of his duties earlier in the week
The Venetian side dismantled the Giallorossi in the second half and scored three goals—the last of which was an impressive rocket of a shot from captain Marco Davide Faraoni.
Speaking at full-time, the former Inter man lauded his side’s teamwork and admitted that they were eager to give the supporters something to cheer for after a poor start to their season.
“We’re never alone when our supporters are here. I told the guys in the dressing room that I want us to do something important…and we did it,” he said to DAZN.
“We have to play as a team, we will only be successful if we play as one, as Hellas Verona. Luckily we did well and had success this evening.”
He added, “We’re a strong team, we didn’t go anywhere despite losing our first three games of the season. We did something more today and managed to bring home an important result.”
As for Roma and Mourinho, they won’t be able to dwell on the loss for long—they’ll be back in action later this week against Udinese.