Roma went through a massive transformation over the summer, signing a number of great players that José Mourinho was supposed to assemble. He succeeded, because the team is fighting for the Champions League, where they did not reach for several seasons, but the last match seriously eliminated the prospects.
DEFEAT OF THE LAST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE
Roma had already lost their chances of catching leaders Napoli, but thanks to Inter’s loss, they had options to jump into the top three, leveling Milan and Inter on points. For this, it was necessary to defeat Cremonese, that is, a club that did not achieve a single victory in 23 rounds. But the Romans could not do it.
In the 17th minute, Cremonese took the lead and held it until the 71st minute, but the guests were able to equalize. However, the hosts managed in the 83rd minute, albeit with the help of penalties, to snatch the victory from the favorite with a score of 2:1.
And we must admit that the defeat of “Roma” is fully deserved. Roma created only 1.69 chances, a very low figure compared to the team that has conceded the most in Serie A with 42 goals (19th in this indicator). Moreover, “Roma” for the entire first half did not even hit the target. In part, Cremonese was lucky, but that does not justify the fiasco of one of the leaders.
The most interesting thing is that Cremonese already beat Roma a month ago, but in the Italian Cup, also 2:1. The head coach of this team, Davide Ballardini, became the fifth coach to beat José in three different competitions.
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José Mourinho is one of the most emotional coaches who could not accept defeat in cold blood.
In the press conference after the game, Mourinho assessed the team’s result quite objectively.
“Fatigue cannot be an excuse, we had a bit of bad luck, but the responsibility is ours. We didn’t play hard enough, we didn’t try to win the game. May this not be true, but it seemed that one team was fighting for life, while the other was not. I think we paid too high a price, we didn’t deserve to lose, but we didn’t deserve to win either. With the 1:1 it seemed that we could score more. But the opposition changed the game, they had the right players on the bench.”
But most of all, he was outraged not even by the game of the wards, but by the decisions of the referees. Already in the second minute of the second half, he did not like the decision of the main referee at the time with the crossing of players, which was not set in favor of Roma, so Jose began to express his dissatisfaction with the reserve. referee at the edge of the field. The substitute did not tolerate and complained to the main referee Marco Piccinini, who immediately showed Moura a red card.
The Portuguese specialist is sure that he was provoked, and also managed to find a hidden meaning in his dismissal. He believes that perhaps the referee’s birthplace, namely Turin, is involved in the red card. And it is no coincidence that Roma’s next match is against Juventus, and Jose will not be able to lead the team due to disqualification.
Although some eyewitnesses to the situation claim that Mourinho was the first to insult the referee, something quite similar to the Portuguese’s style of speech. The “Special” is already 60 years old, he has seen it all in soccer, but he never managed to learn to control his emotions. This elimination for him was already the third in Serie A in 24 days.