When Jose Mourinho’s Roma had beaten Atalanta last week, everything seemed jolly once again. The club seemed on the way to potentially finishing fifth amidst La Dea’s injury issues and inconsistent run of form. If anything, that proved to be a false dawn. As yet again, Mourinho’s men dropped points when they shouldn’t have done so.
It was a case of dropping points against a team that they should have beaten, as Udinese probably deserved all three points instead of one. It was a rather uninspiring performance from the Giallorossi, miles contrary to the performance against Genoa, when the result wasn’t great but the performance was pretty decent.
In some ways, it encapsulates Roma’s season under Mourinho. They have shown every possible shade this season. From coming up with great performances and beating Fiorentina convincingly and losing 4-3 to Juventus after being 3-1 to getting a 2-2 draw against Verona after a poor first half or the game at the weekend. It has had everything.
Pretty much like Lazio and Fiorentina themselves, there has barely been an element of consistency from them across the campaign. With games against Inter, Lazio, Fiorentina, Napoli and Torino yet to come, their finish this season will come down to the habit of dropping points when they really should not.