Roma boss Jose Mourinho was asked about his future following the side’s 2-0 win over newly promoted Frosinone in Serie A on Sunday evening.
The Giallorossi, before today, had won only one game in six outings and their tally of five points in six games was the worst start to the season in Mourinho’s career. It was reported that Mourinho’s future at Roma wasn’t the doubt, despite the poor recent run.
Roma got back to winning ways on Sunday, thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Lorenzo Pellegrini against Frosinone. The Portuguese was asked about his future after the game and he told DAZN (via TMW):
“You continue to talk about the future, but I must not talk about the future. My future is the compromise with Roma signed until 30 June and this is serious for me. I must not talk to the owners, a coach must respect it and not make any kind of comments. I’m also happy for them, obviously, because they want to win matches and were disappointed with the result in Genoa. I work for them, I work for the Roman fans and for the players. When we do well I’m happy.”
Mourinho was also asked about what has bothered him in the last few days and he said: “I already explained it yesterday, three months ago I was the loved one, the wanted one. Three months later it’s no longer the case, because I have to say we had a horrible start to the championship in terms of results, but also multifactorial. It annoyed me.
“I knew that the boys would demonstrate that we are a team, that we are united. I am very happy that they won the match because it is not easy after you lose a match like we lost the last one. You have to be emotionally balanced, you have to have the mental structure to enter the field, but I must also say that we have never felt the support of our fans falter and I have to thank them.”
Mourinho has also been vocal about the injuries situation at Roma and the fitness of several players hitting rock bottom since the season started. He elaborated on that further and said:
“Today I was watching Juve and when Bremer got hurt, Max put Rugani on. I thought, you’re lucky Max, unfortunately we don’t have Smalling, we don’t have Llorente and we have to wait, they certainly won’t be there on Thursday, let’s see for Cagliari.”
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN