sports

Jose Mourinho accuses Roma squad of having ‘weak mentality’ after capitulation against Juventus


Jose Mourinho launched a stinging attack on his players (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho launched a scathing attack on his Roma squad after they threw away a 3-1 lead against Juventus.

Goals from Tammy Abraham, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lorenzo Pellegrini gave Roma a two-goal lead with twenty minutes remaining at the Stadio Olimpico.

Mourinho’s side were in desperate points of three points, with the club nine points behind fourth-placed Atalanta having played a game more than their rivals.

However, the side threw away their lead as Juventus scored three times in seven minutes, which left Mourinho fuming.

The former Manchester United and Chelsea boss then decided to launch a stinging attack on his players, accusing them of a ‘psychological collapse’.

Juventus scored three times in seven minutes (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)

‘We were in total control for 70 minutes,’ Mourinho told DAZN.

‘The team played really well and had the mentality of taking control, we came out and started strong. We had this idea of the high press, of controlling the tempo and taking the initiative

‘It was so good for 70 minutes, then there was this psychological collapse. The 3-2 killed us, because Felix [Afena-Gyan] had an extraordinary game, which finished with a sprint against [Juan] Cuadrado. I take him off and his replacement [Eldor Shomurodov] gets it all wrong

‘When we allowed them back in for 3-2, a team with a strong mentality like Juventus, a strong character. The fear set in. A psychological complex. It’s not a problem for me having 3-2, it’s a problem for them. For my team.

‘At the end of the day, when you’re in the s***, you get back on your feet and find your character. But there are people in this locker room who are a bit too nice, a bit too weak.

‘I already told the players, if the game had ended at the 70th minute, it would’ve been an extraordinary performance. Unfortunately, it didn’t end then.’


MORE :
Judd Trump assesses Mark Allen’s ‘different style’ ahead of Masters clash

For more stories like this, check our sport page.

Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on
FacebookTwitter and Instagram
.





READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.  Learn more