Mourinho refuses to talk about Bodo/Glimt controversy

Wed 13 April 2022 | 18:04

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho says his team will show they are better than Bodo/Glimt in the second leg of the Conference League quarterfinals.


lost 2-1 against Norwegian champions last Thursday, and have failed to beat them in their three meetings this season.

"I haven't seen any player feeling the tension, and I didn't in any of the three games we have already played,"

Mourinho said at his press conference.

"The first game [a 6-1 loss last October] was a historic defeat for us, as a club, and as professionals. But our conduct was, in my opinion, exemplary in the way we reacted to losing in the way we lost.

"We showed a spirit of fair play, dignity and comportment that was unusual. Usually, people react in negative ways to something like that, but we showed honour, outside of the humiliation of the result itself.

"What happened on Thursday evening was something detached from the contest. The game was normal, then there was an ugly moment, but one that bears no relation to anything else that happened [on the pitch].

"That's it. Tomorrow we just want to play, and I think that they just want to play. We want to reach the semi-finals and so do they.

"Tomorrow I am expecting a football match where the best team wins, and I am convinced that we are the best team.”

Mourinho also refused to speak about the controversy over the first leg.


boss Kjetil Knutsen and Roma goalkeeping coach Nuno Santos received bans from UEFA after the former accused Santos of assault in the tunnel after the game.

 "I don't have to think about it,"

Mourinho said.

"UEFA are the ones who think about it. I don't decide, UEFA decides.

"I don't have anything to say about what Bodo/Glimt have had to say. If you only want to ask me about what others have said about different things, then I am not interested in doing that."


source: SportMob

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