Mourinho: I like this kind of victory for Roma more than a 5-0 win

Sun 28 November 2021 | 21:11

The Special One confirmed that the Italy international will be out of action ‘for a few weeks’, whereas the Portuguese tactician emphasized that he enjoys the 1-0 victory over Torino ‘more than a 5-0, because it means you had to suffer as a team.’


were able to beat


at the Stadio Olimpico, courtesy of

Tammy Abraham

’s goal, with the hosts having only 32 percent possession.

It was a plan to sit a bit deeper, yes. Their centre-backs spread out and it’s not easy to press them with two strikers, so we had to show patience,”

Jose Mourinho




“I expected to score a few more goals this evening, even if Torino are strong defensively. I like winning in this way, this victory I enjoy more than a 5-0, because it means you had to make the effort, suffer as a team.

“When you are playing against a team that man-marks, you need mobility, so our players had to keep alternating position. Keep doing that, sooner or later they will make a mistake.

“The important thing is to defend well, then the goals will arrive eventually. I like this type of victory. We dominated and controlled Genoa and Zorya, but this was a different match.”

Lorenzo Pellegrini

had to limp off the pitch with a muscle injury after 15 minutes from the start of the game.

“Unfortunately, Pellegrini will be out for a few weeks.”

Abraham and

Nicolo Zaniolo

seem to get along pretty well and the Roma boss explains why.

“It started off the field. There’s a group of young players who always hang around together, plus it’s good for Nicolò to learn English!”

source: SportMob

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