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‘Roma deserved to win – Mourinho after 1-0 defeat to Juventus

Sun 17 October 2021 | 22:44

Roma manager Jose Mourinho insists his side deserved to win after their 1-0 defeat to Juventus on Sunday night.

The Giallorossi had a strong start to the game, but

Moise Kean

’s early goal was enough to seal all three points for Allegri’s men.

Tammy Abraham 

put the ball in the net but the goal was not allowed to stand because referee

Daniele Orsato

had already whistled for a penalty. 

Jordan Veretout

stepped up for the spot-kick but he failed to convert his penalty.

“I can only say I saw a great Roma today. That’s what I told my players in the locker room,”

Mourinho

told

DAZN

.

“Obviously, we are talking about a defeat and zero points, but all I can say is that was a great Roma in every respect. Congratulations for the organisation, the hard work, those who played despite some physical difficulties, missing players through international duty.

“I saw courage, confidence, belief. Obviously, the defeat will always be a defeat, but if I look at the project, that means looking at the growth of the team over time.

“I might see it differently to you, but I saw the team that deserved to win ended up losing. That is football.”

Despite the controversy, Mourinho and Allegri gave each other a high-five at the end of the game.

“Giving three minutes of stoppages, that shows intention. The penalty incident, I don’t want to comment on. I don’t have all the information at hand, I haven’t seen the replays. I want to isolate myself from that incident and concentrate on everything my team did.

“All the words we heard from Juventus in the tunnel and the locker room, I hope they say it in public too. They know how much they struggled against us.

“I won here many years ago without playing so well, today we lost when playing very well and showing we are going in the right direction.”


source: SportMob

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