LIVE TMW – Rome, Mourinho: “Zaniolo won’t go away, but I couldn’t call him up”

20.00 – After the success of the Picco against Spezia, in a few minutes the Roma coach José Mourinho will speak at the press conference to comment on the Giallorossi’s performance. He follow his words thanks to the live of TMW!

20.28 – The conference begins.

What struck you tonight?
“Team play. A team that worked well during the week, on the organization of the game. I saw what we worked on, it wasn’t easy to play here, with a motivated team and a positive streak. We did it very well The 2-0 is not a result that closes games, but I felt calm on the bench, it seemed like a controlled game and I liked it”.

Would someone be needed if Zaniolo left?
“I’ve never lost a minute thinking about the post-Zaniolo transfer market. Maybe I’m wrong, but my condition is that there’s no story. I haven’t thought about anything, it’s very simple for me. What the manager tells me is absolute truth and what he tells me makes me say that there is no story. I would be surprised if Zaniolo leaves, if he does we will have an emergency meeting to intervene”.

How do you recover the relationship with Roma with Zaniolo?
“I’ve always had words of support for him. The relationship with me is good, let’s see what happens with the environment. From a legal point of view, the door is open, my condition is that the door is closed, but in football something can happen. Nicolò gives everything every time he plays, period, and in this sense my relationship with him has always been good and yesterday was good too. player who tells you he’s not capable of helping the team right now. I don’t have to recover the report, there’s no problem. This week it’s important to have scored three points and a good game.”

What happened to Abraham?
“From my personal point of view, I haven’t done much. We have objectively analyzed the training sessions, his work, the intensity, and we have tried to change details every day. The credit is due to him and also to the team that plays better. We like him so much to aim for a player with negative performance, but today it was difficult for one of our players to play badly. The team is doing better, if Abraham doesn’t score, he still contributes, while before, if he didn’t score, he didn’t even contribute. He works very well with the team , then if he scores a fantastic goal”.

A comment on the Juventus penalty? Can you aspire to a place in the Champions League?
“I don’t want to talk about it, honestly. I understand little about the law and the court, as well as appeals. I understand little about these things and my focus isn’t there but on scoring as many points as possible and seeing where we are at the end of the championship. Playing once at week we are strong, we can grow, but when we play three times a week the story can change and we can go into difficulty. My focus is on Sunday’s match”.

Rome away team?
“Let’s say it’s a strength and maybe we lose on Sunday (laughs, ed). We feel good away from home, we manage emotions well also because frustration can sometimes arrive. There have been many away games and from the match in Genoa with Sampdoria had always conceded goals, we didn’t do it today and I’m happy.”

20.39 – The press conference closes.



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