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Roma boss Mourinho after Spezia: “I liked the result, not the performance.”

Roma boss Jose Mourinho has stated that while he liked the club’s 2-0 result against Spezia, he isn’t a fan of the performance.

Two of Roma’s defenders in Chris Smalling and Roger Ibanez scored a goal each for the Giallorossi to take them to a 2-0 win at the Olimpico, as Felix Afena-Gyan was sent off late in the game. 

After the result, Mourinho told Sky: “I liked the two corner goals because yesterday I coached them for 25 minutes. I like the result, not the performance. It was not a difficult game, starting from the first half we gave away and lost a lot of easy balls.

“We never had good ball circulation. At that moment it was not difficult to play against Spezia. After 2-0, I also liked the effort of Ibanez, who remained on the field with some difficulties. I got the feeling the game wasn’t over. After Smalling was taken off, everything changed because Cristante goes in his place. The team let the opponent enter the game.”

Roma are now 6th in the Serie A table, two points point 5th placed Fiorentina and eight points behind fourth-placed Napoli.

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