Roma director Tiago Pinto defends José Mourinho and blames Amadou Diawara’s agent: ‘He didn’t behave well.’
Daniele Piraino reacted to José Mourinho’s decision to send his client to the stands for Roma’s game against Napoli on Sunday.
“I don’t understand the message he’s trying to get across,” he said.
“Is Diawara being made a scapegoat? Is he being made to pay a heavy price for an error? Or is it an attempt to force the club into acting on the transfer market?”
Diawara was one of the five players punished by Mourinho after the Giallorossi’s 6-1 loss against Bodo/Glimt.
“I don’t want to talk about agents, I am on good terms with Piraino, but he didn’t behave well,” Tiago Pinto hit back in an interview with DAZN, as quoted by Tuttomercatoweb.
“Diawara has always trained well and he plays whenever the coach decides so. Today Kumbulla returned. We stick to Mourinho’s choices and protect what our coach decides.”