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Roma coach Mourinho on CSKA Sofia rout: We can play better

Roma coach Jose Mourinho says they can play better after a 5-1 Europa League rout of CSKA Sofia.

Lorenzo Pellegrini bagged a brace, with Stephan El Shaarawy, Gianluca Mancini and Tammy Abraham also on target.

“We did not play well. At times we did well, a strong team is coming together, we have already talked about it and must be even more of a team when we go into the difficult moments," Mourinho told Sky Italia.

“However, I was not satisfied with the performance at all. We did not play with quality, just two days ago we trained about this, but the full-backs didn't push much, there wasn't enough intensity, we lost so many defensive duels.

“I cannot say we played badly, but we didn't do well either and certainly not enough to warrant a 5-1 result. Yes, we have more quality than CSKA Sofia, but we didn't do enough."

Mourinho also said of Pellegrini and his contract: “He is a player with quality, a great deal of potential and he told me yesterday that he'll sign the new contract soon. I think it can definitively give more strength to this rapport he is building with the fans.

“Pellegrini is the captain, he will sign a new contract and is very important for us."


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