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We must be balanced - Mourinho Ahead of Rome derby

Sun 26 September 2021 | 16:06

Ahead of today's Rome derby, Jose Mourinho warned that Roma must strike a balance between rationality and emotion to win the match.

We must be balanced. If you are only emotional, you are unlikely to win

,” Mourinho told DAZN.

“If you are only rational, especially for a game like this, you won’t win. It’s about balance, between rational thought and emotion.”

Lorenzo Pellegrini

has been suspended, but he went to the stadium with the team to play his role as captain. It seems that

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

or

Stephan El Shaarawy

will fill his position.

“They are very different players. We only have one Pellegrini, but today he is not available, unjustly not available.

“I trust the squad, so this is the moment to put our faith in all the players.”

Sarri said he did not change his approach to preparing the team based on Roma, while Mourinho seems to differ.

“Comparing us to Torino, Lazio’s most recent opponents, is a waste of time, because we are so completely different in every way. That game cannot be a reference point for us.

“We always prepare by studying the opposition and checking for their strengths and weaknesses, but never losing our own identity.”

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