AS Roma head coach José Mourinho has expressed his anger at the situation at Juventus.
Roma drew 2-2 with Salernitana in the 2022-23 Serie A 36R match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on Wednesday morning.
Roma conceded a goal in the 12th minute and played a seesaw game with Salernitana before drawing 2-2. El Shaarawy and Nemanja Matic scored in the second and 38th minutes, respectively, but it wasn’t enough to win the game.
The draw extended Roma’s winless streak to five league games. Their record in their last five games is four draws and one loss.
In his post-match interview with DAZN, Mourinho was asked about the result and Juventus’ 10-point drop.
Mourinho’s answer was surprising. He blamed his teammate Allegri and the players.
“I don’t know if you’re kidding me, but I don’t know if it’s right to announce a result like this with only two games left. If all the teams in the league had this information beforehand, it could have changed their attitude to the game, their tactical orientation,” he said, expressing his disapproval of the number of points deducted, reversed and recalculated during the season.
“I don’t want to say anything long, but I feel sorry for Allegri (as a partner) and the players. I don’t want to say too much, but I feel sorry for Allegri and the players (as a colleague)…”.
Meanwhile, the loss puts their UEFA Champions League (UCL) chances in jeopardy. They are already four points behind AC Milan in the UCL spots, due to their focus on the UEFA Uefa Europa League (UEL) final. Even if they win all of their remaining games, they will not qualify if AC Milan draws more than one game.토토사이트
“There are people who made mistakes, but we were the ones who suffered. I’m sorry for the coaching staff and the players who worked with me, and I don’t understand why we should be so affected by Juventus dropping points.”
The UCL remains a possibility, however. AS Roma, who face Sevilla in the UEL final after beating Juventus, can secure a UCL spot with a win in the final. As a bonus, they could also qualify for the UEFA Super Cup, which is a small boost to the club’s finances.
Finally, he backed his old club Inter Milan in the UCL final, having made the treble 13 years ago, saying: “Now it’s their turn to make history.”