Roma boss Mourinho can’t accept his star’s red card in their win against Udinese.
On the night thatRoma
picked the points with Tammy Abraham’s back-heel goal againstUdinese
has asked the club to appeal Lorenzo Pellegrini’s red card to have him back against the derby game against Lazio.
“After defeat, the next game is always more difficult on an emotional level. I think the first 35 minutes showed more quality than we’ve had yet this season. We were in total control against a team that is very well defensively organized.
“We scored a goal, had more chances, had all the transitions working well and the game was in hand,”
Mourinho told DAZN
“After the break, we lost control of the match, but still played as a team. In the most difficult moment of the game, we stayed united, closed the spaces and pushed the ball out into the less dangerous zones.
“It was a difficult match, but a good one.”
The Portuguese manager says that he doesn’t know the law in Serie A but insists that the club must appeal for the decision because he thinks that
didn’t deserve the second yellow card.
“I don’t know the legal mechanisms in Italian football, but if we can appeal, then we must try. I have many doubts that anyone could say that was a deserved second yellow card. If there’s a way of appealing this card, then we must do that and allow him to play on Sunday.”
The high-profile manager has also talked about Roma’s performance and has insisted that the owners are doing a good job, and the fans are very understanding and that he likes what he sees in Roma.
“What we need right now is time and other things I don’t wish to talk about with you. We have a wonderful staff, I try to bring my experience, but we need time and we need something more, but I cannot go into that now with the media.
“The directors need time too. Crazy owners don’t worry about the future, the kind we see all over Europe. These owners worry about tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, so this club must be sustainable and the fans must control their emotions and expectations, focus on backing the team, and I loved that.
“In the short trip from Trigoria to the Olimpico, we saw and heard the fans are behind us, even after a defeat. That is important. We must continue dealing with our limitations and also our qualities.”
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