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Roma coach Mourinho slams former owners: The Friedkins and Tiago Pinto inherited a pile of ****!

Roma coach Jose Mourinho has launched a furious attacker on the club's former owners ahead of their meeting with Napoli.

Roma go into the game on the back of a humiliating 6-1 Europa League defeat at Bodo/Glimt.

Mourinho began: “There are many people who are laughing at what they did with Roma. The Friedkins and Tiago Pinto inherited a pile of **** from the previous owners and administration. The current owners spent a lot of money to clean up those many errors and try to create the conditions for a project that needs time. There are people out there who are laughing with their pockets full.

“When someone says Mourinho is not happy, it is a huge lie. Mourinho wants more players? Of course, like everyone does, he wants the players to rotate the squad and maintain balance.

“Mourinho wants players all on the same level? Yes, but Mourinho is not an ***hole and he has respect for the Friedkins and Tiago Pinto. Mourinho accepts the situation and understands.

“A result like the one against Bodo/Glimt happens once in a lifetime, but I am the only one responsible. Not the players, not Tiago. I decided to play a team that I knew would risk losing the game. I didn't think it'd be as disastrous as this, but the responsibility remains mine.

“I did it out of fear of sustaining more injuries on a synthetic turf and because I don't have two players for every position. So, I take the responsibility."

He was asked if this Serie A showdown with Napoli could change the mood in the Capital.

“As far as I am concerned, even if we beat Napoli 6-1, it would not cancel out my errors. Next time we face Bodo, I will use the same old line-up, and if someone gets injured then that is a pity.

“Look, there's no point denying it, we have suitable cover in some areas, not in others. We are building a team, but need more time, more money and more moves. The owners are putting in an incredible effort to achieve all that, so I have no problem with them. You'll see tomorrow, the bench isn't full of bad players, but they are very young.

“We work hard, but inherited an emotional scar and a record of injuries that I have never seen before in my life. One of the biggest things we need to work in is that we feel worried all the time. I decided to rest more players in Norway, it was a mistake, I am sorry.

“I prefer to lose one game 6-1 rather than six games by 1-0 results. I rested them because we had sufficient points in the Conference League and can still go through."


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