Large victory for Roma on their debut in the Conference League, the Giallorossi have had the best of CSKA Sofia for 5-1, a screaming start at the Olimpico for the capitolini: the Portuguese coach spoke to Sky Sport after the match to comment on everything, below are the most interesting passages of his thought.
Mourinho on the lack of brilliance of Roma
“We didn’t play well, I didn’t like the quality of the game. Little intensity in midfield and bad full-backs, we didn’t deserve to win 5-1 ”.
Mourinho on Pellegrini’s potential and future
“Pellegrini has great potential, he told me yesterday that he will sign the contract in the next few days. He has great quality, he is the captain and will sign a new contract that will bind him with the fans even more ”.
Mourinho on the importance of the five changes
“The five changes give me as a manager a different way of managing matches. Our bench today was a super bench that would allow me to do something even if we are down at half-time. All the offensive options were there. This gave me peace of mind to let others play ”.
Mourinho on his way to the Conference League
“We are building a soul and tactically we need to improve. When darkness comes we will have to be more team and more club like I told my boys. With 12 points the story ends, we have 3 and 9 are missing ”.