Lazio’s Pedro hits back at Jose Mourinho’s ‘swimmer’ comment: “He’s a very funny man”

Lazio winger Pedro has spoken about Jose Mourinho in response to the Roma boss’ recent comments about the Spaniard.

Lazio’s previous game saw them get held to a goalless draw by rivals Roma. After the game, Mourinho spoke about Pedro and stated that he could be a good ‘swimmer’, referencing his simulation in the final third during the game.

A former Roma player himself, Pedro gave an interview to SportItalia recently and he was asked about Mourinho and he described the ex-Chelsea boss as a ‘funny man’, who makes him laugh with his comments.

“That makes me laugh. Because we all know what Mou is like, he’s done it in the past too. He says one thing, he says another. I remember when we won against his Real Madrid he said other things, when we beat his United 4-0, he said even more.

“Last year, in the Rome derbies, he said even more. It’s always like this, when he doesn’t talk about the referee he talks about the calendar, about a player who throws himself to the ground. I know him very well, he is a very funny man. I took it with great fairness because I know that he uses words to diffuse the great tension of the derby. I know him very well, having had him as a coach.”

Pedro controversially switched from one side of Rome to another in 2021, joining Lazio on a free transfer. The Spaniard himself has played under Mourinho during his time at Chelsea, featuring in 17 games and scoring two goals and racking up three assists.

Mourinho hasn’t been a silent spectator as a manager and it wasn’t the first time that he made comments that influencing forces over games.





Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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