Roma boss Mourinho after Bologna defeat: “It is difficult for Zaniolo to play in Serie A.”

Roma manager Jose Mourinho has stated that it might be tough for Nicolo Zaniolo to play in Serie A, after the Giallorossi’s 1-0 loss to Bologna.

A Matias Svanberg goal in the first half saw Roma pick up a defeat and remain fifth in the league. Roma were hit by COVID and injuries and they will now miss Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp for the game against Inter.

Mourinho told DAZN about the game and stated: “We have to invent a team to play on Saturday, thank goodness Mancini was taken off soon, otherwise he might have taken a yellow card. Congratulations to Bologna and Sinisa, they played a good game, they took the three points but also congratulations to my players, who gave everything against everything and everyone. There were injuries before and during the game. I am proud of these guys, I have no negative feelings towards them. But if I were Zaniolo, I would begin to think that it is perhaps difficult to play in Serie A.”

Reports have talked about some tension between thw two in recent weeks, even though Mourinho has talked about the Italian in glowing terms publicly.

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