Hands off him - Mourinho defends Zaniolo

Fri 23 July 2021 | 9:41

Despite Jose Mourinho not being fond of Nicolo Zaniolo’s reaction against Triestina, he backed the midfielder in the locker room after the Giallorossi’s friendly clash.

Nicolo Zaniolo




Walter Lopez

clashed during the last minutes of


's friendly battle on Wednesday.

According to

Il Corriere dello Sport


Jose Mourinho

didn’t like how Zaniolo reacted to the Triestina defender’s hit, fouling him on the edge of the box.

However, based on another report, Mourinho defended the midfielder when the game ended, asking for

“respect for a guy who has suffered many injuries in his career


Reports claim that Zaniolo and Mourinho talked with Triestina players in the locking room when the match was over and the Italian midfielder was pleased to see the Special One backing him in front of their rivals.

Zaniolo came back after being out of action for the whole 2020-21 season as he was struggling with a knee injury.

The 22-year-old went under the knife twice for his knee injury in January and September.

source: SportMob

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