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Roma coach Mourinho: If things were easy the Friedkins would've signed me for 3 months

Roma coach Jose Mourinho says Sunday's defeat at Hellas Verona is proof there's still a lot of work to do.

The match marked Roma's first defeat under Mourinho.

He said at today's presser: "If I didn't have to work so hard, the Friedkins wouldn't have given me a 3-year contract, 3 months would have been enough. In a few months you can develop a team that is already a team, otherwise you won't be there.

"If the chances against Sassuolo are a consequence of our ambitions, it's not a problem for me. When I changed Pellegrini with Cristante I knew what could have happened. The 3 goals conceded for Hellas are too many: when you go away and score 2 goals you have to win, not even draw."

On their looming clash with Udinese, Mourinho added: "Their game organisation is good, on Monday they lost badly but they played against a great team like Napoli. They have stability and physique, but at the same time there are players of quality and creativity."


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