The Special One returned to San Siro as an Inter opponent for the first time on Tuesday but expected something different from his players who saw Edin Dzeko score an early goal. Alexis Sanchez doubled the Nerazzurri’s lead in the second half and Roma were eliminated from the Coppa Italia quarter-finals.
Mourinho was not impressed with his players’ performance and made sure his lads knew how he felt.
“I want to know why, you sh** yourself in the first ten minutes,” Mourinho reportedly said inside the dressing room.
Everyone was attending the post-match meeting: players, doctors and staff members. Everyone.
“And then I want to know why you sh** yourself against Milan for ten minutes. Each one of you, no exceptions.
“I want to know why you’ve become so small against big teams for the last two years. If we are small, referees will treat us as such. Inter are a super team, but rather than find motivation, you sh** yourself.
“The worse shortcoming for a man is lack of balls and personality. Are you scared about big games? Then go to play in Serie C, without pressure, without champions, and big stadiums. You are without balls and that’s the worse thing for a man.”