Roma boss Jose Mourinho has defended himself after the Giallorossi’s shocking 4-1 loss to Genoa in the Serie A.
Goals from Albert Gudmundsson, Mateo Retegui, Junior Messias and Morten Thorsby condemned the Giallorossi to only one win in six Serie A games, with the only win of the season coming against Empoli about ten days ago.
Roma’s tally of five points in six games is the worst start to a season that Jose Mourinho has ever experienced and the Portuguese was asked about the statistics in an interview with DAZN (via TMW) after the defeat to Alberto Gilardino’s outfit.
The Roma boss stated: “It is the worst of my career, but we have never played two European finals in a row.”
Mourinho was also asked about whether Roma can turn things around from here and he stated: “It’s the group we have and we have to leave with this. There’s no market: it’s the squad we have, with its qualities and its defects. It hurts, also for my relationship with Roma. But tomorrow we’ll be working and the next match is worth 3 points, not 7 or 8. However, it becomes very important.”
The Portuguese was also asked about whether the Giallorossi are conceding too many goals at the start of the campaign and he responded:
“Without a doubt. People talked about Ibanez’s errors with the ball which sometimes generated iconic situations, but in truth he gave incredible solidity. With Smalling we lost a few games, but to say that this solidity is lost just because we are missing these players is not correct. It is also the result of an attitude that we are not having. Beyond this, at the moment every shot on goal is a goal and today too it went like this. I’m not just talking about Rui Patricio. It’s a moment like this.”
The current start to the campaign is also Roma’s worst start to a season in Serie A’s three-point era. They are currently at 16th in the table, already seven points off the top four.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN