Jose Mourinho explains Inter ‘are stronger than Roma in normal conditions, in non-normal conditions, they are much stronger’ and saw the Giallorossi with zero attacking potential.
Before this season, the Special One had never lost a home game in Serie A, but this 3-0 hammering was now his second defeat at the Olimpico for the Giallorossi.
It was one-way traffic in the first half, with Hakan Calhanoglu curling in directly from the corner flag after a defensive and goalkeeping error at the near post.
Edin Dzeko met Calhanoglu’s cut-back, then Denzel Dumfries was allowed a diving header at the back post on Alessandro Bastoni’s cross.
Mourinho refused to take questions from the DAZN studio or pundits, instead giving a monologue to the camera.
“I apologise to the studio, to the people at home who might be interested in their questions,” said Mou.
“Inter are stronger than us in normal conditions. In non-normal conditions, they are much stronger than us. Last season, they were 29 points ahead of Roma. Today, with injuries and suspended players, it was very, very difficult.”
They had Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp suspended, Stephan El Shaarawy, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Leonardo Spinazzola injured, plus Felix Afena-Gyan with COVID-19.
“Our attacking potential was practically nil. It was very important to score a goal, because we would only have two or three chances. We had three and didn’t score.
“When you play with a defence that has Ibanez and various others in positions that are not their usual ones, you still cannot concede the first and third goals. You just can’t.”
Gianluca Mancini and Nicolò Zaniolo picked up cards this evening and will therefore be suspended against Spezia.
“The referee did well, he didn’t influence the result at all, he just should’ve booked Cristante too. We are the most undisciplined side in Serie A, we’ve got more cards than anyone,” added the coach.
“Congratulations to Inter, obviously I wish them good luck for Tuesday.”
Inter will go head-to-head with Real Madrid for the top Champions League spot on Tuesday.
Rui Patricio won’t be watching that one back… 😬
Hakan Calhanoglu scores directly from the corner after the Roma keeper has a nightmare 🙈 pic.twitter.com/zHGChc0yCR
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