In doubt Vina and Mkhitaryan (“but let’s see if they can recover”), Calafiori ready and one between Shomurodov and El Shaarawy. And the Giallorossi coach raises the bar: “We still need to improve”
Vina and Mkhitaryan still in doubt “but let’s see if they can recover”, Verona with many unknowns “because it changed coach a few days ago”, Roma that must “improve because after a 5-1 in the cup it is too easy to say that we were perfect “. Shortly before leaving for Verona (match scheduled for tomorrow at 6pm) Josè Mourinho does not think about the formation, but the feeling is that Roma will play with only two doubts linked to the two players who are not very well. In their place Calafiori (also called the young Tripi for safety) and one, possibly, between Shomurodov and El Shaarawy.
The new Verona
Certainly, Mou points out, it will not be easy for Roma to play without knowing that Verona will face: “The two exemptions? It is the presidents of Verona and Cagliari who have to explain why, I am so sorry for two colleagues who were sacked so soon and I hope they can return soon. I’m happy that Mazzarri is back, Tudor if he was looking for an opportunity he found it – says Mou -. It will be a difficult match for us due to the quality of the team and we have no references, as there is a new coach. Tudor will try to repeat its principles, we don’t have answers to so many questions, we can’t imagine their game. Maybe he’ll go back to last year’s Juric game, it’s difficult to play with teams like that, as we saw yesterday with Sassuolo against Torino. I don’t understand how Verona, however, have only zero points after 3 games “.
When asked about Villar and Mayoral, alternatives (not too happy) of this Roma Mourinho replies: “Why are you asking me? Why did Gonzalo always play and not this year? Paulo had a different vision of football than mine, the next manager will have different visions from mine. Villar’s problem is that Veretout and Cristante play well but it’s not something that concerns him, it’s good for the team. But we trust everyone. Ibanez full-back? It is not, of course, but it can do so in an emergency. What is Borja missing? That Fifa does not let us play in 12. It is a joking way to answer, he does not miss anything, it is only to be thanked for the professional he is despite having only played 16 ‘. I like it more today than when I arrived, I can only say it will be important to us. We can play with two strikers, I like him a lot, but I also like Shomurodov and Abraham. He obviously wants more, but his time will come ”.
Having said that Mou reiterates that he does not think “about the reintegration of players who are not with us like Santon”, the Portuguese glosses over a question about the new stadium: “I’m just a coach, I don’t want to be anything more. I have an important bond with the club and the fans, but I will always be a coach. Ownership stadium means many positive things, I have read Mrs. Raggi’s words and you feel the respect for the owners, but it will be seen in the future. I – Mourinho reiterates – I am just a coach ”. Final remarks on his staff: “Lalin has been with me since 2010, from Real, here I have hired two trainers: one on the team and one individual for injury prevention. I arrived with a Hyundai and 4 collaborators, today we have a bus of people who work with me. I like to work with people who think 24 hours about football ”.
September 18 – 3:58 pm
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