Roma boss José Mourinho says he is proud of his players despite their 1-0 defeat to Bologna, but admits the referee made the game difficult for them.
The 1-0 defeat to
at the Stadio Dall’Ara left the Giallorossi six-points adrift of fourth-placedAtalanta
in the Serie A table.
Speaking after the game,
was full of praise for his side.
“Credit to Sinisa [Mihajlovic] and Bologna, they played a great game. But credit to my players too. They gave it their all against everything and everyone,”
“Injuries before the game, injuries during the game, ‘hidden’ injuries to players who played the full 90 minutes. Then there were a few incidents but my players kept fighting.
“I am proud of these guys, I don’t have negative feelings towards them.”
The refereeing did not appear to impress Mourinho.Tammy Abraham
was sent off for a questionable yellow card in the first half and will be banned against Inter on Saturday.
Luca Pairetto penalized him just before halftime for what seemed to be an unintentional contact with Bologna playerMattias Svanberg
received a yellow card and will be banned against Inter, while Nicolo Zaniolo was booked for diving.
However, because the Italian did not receive a yellow card, he will be available for the game against the Nerazzurri.
“I’ll have to invent the line-up on Saturday,”
“Luckily, I replaced [Gianluca] Mancini. Otherwise, he may have been booked too.
“I will finish with one observation. I want to say something that probably goes against my interests: if I were Nicolo Zaniolo, I would start thinking that perhaps playing in Serie A means things will be stacked against me.”
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