La Gazzetta dello Sport criticises José Mourinho following his post-match interview in Portuguese saying the Roma coach forgot to congratulate the referee and VAR.

Roma secured an away 2-1 win at Sassuolo on Sunday, seeing Mourinho take centre stage before and after the game.

The Special One had said on the eve of the game that he was worried by the referee and Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi because of their attitude on the pitch.

Mourinho was particularly critical of the referee assigned for Sassuolo-Roma, Matteo Marcenaro, who, according to the Portuguese coach didn’t have the ’emotional stability to work at this level.’

However, the 31-year-old referee could not be blamed for his performance as he gave a penalty kick to Roma in the second half and sent off Sassuolo midfielder Daniel Boloca for a reckless tackle on Leandro Paredes.

Both decisions were correct even if Marcenaro needed a VAR check to see Boloca’s red card.

Mourinho’s show continued after the game when he gave a post-match interview to DAZN speaking in Portuguese, running away before reporters and pundits could ask a question.

La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Alessandro Vocalelli analysed Mourinho’s behaviour before and after kick-off and taunted the Portuguese coach on Monday.

“He forgot to say a word about the referee and VAR,” the journalist argued.

“Because Marcenaro and Di Bello were perfect on the penalty and a red card for Boloca who was quickly reviewed at the pitchside monitor. Just a few words were enough: ‘I was wrong, everyone was excellent.’ Come on, José. How do you say that in Portuguese?”

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