Roma news: What’s behind Mourinho’s outburst against Karsdorp

Italian media identify three reasons José Mourinho was furious with Rick Karsdorp after Roma‘s 1-1 draw against Sassuolo and confirm the Portuguese coach hasn’t been happy with his defender for a long time.

Mourinho blamed one Roma player for his poor attitude in their 1-1 draw at the Mapei Stadium on Wednesday.

Although he didn’t directly name the player, Italian media believe the Special One referred to Karsdorp who had been introduced in the second half.

Italian media, including Il Corriere Dello Sport and Calciomercato.com, identify three months during the game that infuriated Mourinho.

The first one was when Karsdorp was about to replace Zeki Celik in the second half. According to the reports, the Dutch defender delayed his entry into the field, taking too long to get to the touchline and wear the shirt to play. Therefore, Mourinho had to brief him while he was getting changed.

Mourinho also noted that the 27-year-old didn’t join his teammates to celebrate Tammy Abraham’s late goal and, instead, he spoke to Bryan Cristante, allegedly blaming his teammate for not passing him the ball.

Last but not least, his poor defensive attitude allowed Armand Laurienté to sprint down the left flank and deliver the assist for the eventual equaliser scored by Andrea Pinamonti.

As per Calciomercato, Mourinho hasn’t been happy with Karsdorp’s attitude for a long time. The defender was not called up for a Europa League clash against Ludogorets in September and the report claims some Roma fans also spotted Karsdorp at a bar near Piazza Navona last week, immediately after Roma’s 1-0 loss in the Derby Della Capitale against Lazio.

6 Comments on “Roma news: What’s behind Mourinho’s outburst against Karsdorp”

  1. Look at what he has been given, compared to our previous coaches, and look at what he is delivering. Pathetic! This is the worst Roma played since Del Neri.

  2. The only thing more pathetic than Mourinuo is FI’s auto-censor.
    It deems perfectly innocent words as inappropriate. You never know if you can write: kitten, house, stars, chair, sleep, dance, work.

    I will not write on this site anymore.
    I stopped posting on LiveBlog now I’ll stop here as well.
    Have fun, guys.

  3. You are a roma fan and you don’t know what you are speaking. What was Mourinho given? New signings? Can you name new signings who have consistently played for the last 10 games? Also, he inherited a very bad squad. You cannot compare the 2017/18 squad to what he got. He would have won the league with that squad. Also, analyze the games that Roma has lost this season. They are big matches, and from the balance of play, Roma deserved to win a lot of them (with the exception of Udinese and may be Napoli). I have analyzed the games very well, even rewatched some. So stop the negativity and support the team.

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