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‘If I speak, I won’t be on the touchline next week’ – Jose Mourinho

Mon 01 November 2021 | 3:19

AS Roma boss Jose Mourinho decided not to answer questions about the match officials after their 2-1 home defeat to Milan, as he feared getting banned for the next game.

The 2-1 defeat ended

Jose Mourinho

’s 43-game unbeaten run at home in Serie A and also inflicted the Giallorossi’s first home defeat since March 2021.

Stefano Pioli

’s men had taken a 2-0 lead before the hour mark at the Stadio Olimpico thanks to goals from

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

and

Franck Kessie

.

The Rossoneri were forced to play with 10 men for the final 25 minutes after left-back

Theo Hernandez

was sent off, but

Stephan El Shaarawy

's stoppage-time strike was not enough to rescue the game for

Roma

.

Mourinho refused to answer questions about the referee because he feared any response would trigger a ban.

“Compliments to Milan,” he told DAZN. “I don’t want to say anything else, because otherwise I won’t be on the touchline next week.

“I am angry at the lack of respect shown to the Roma fans. We did not play well, but we left everything on the pitch. We have that respect, others do not, and that angers me.

“That is all.”

He then left.

Mourinho also summed up his press conference with similar speed, adding only one other sentence.

“I made an effort and did not wait for the referee.”


source: SportMob

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