Veretout: ‘Mourinho changed Roma mentality’

by | Oct 13, 2021 16:18

Jordan Veretout is fresh from winning the Nations League with France and wants to continue with Roma against Juventus. ‘Jose Mourinho changed our mentality.’

The midfielder was in the Bleus squad that beat Belgium and Spain to lift the trophy at San Siro.

“Winning a trophy with France is the most wonderful feeling,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“Now we’ve got a difficult month coming up with Roma, starting with Juve this weekend. We didn’t beat any of the big clubs last season, so I hope we can do better this time.”

Paulo Fonseca was on the bench in the 2020-21 campaign, but Mourinho brings higher expectations, even if he lost the Derby della Capitale against Lazio in their biggest test so far.

“We always play to win and that is our objective going to Turin. We have a coach who won almost everything and that makes a difference. Winning away to Juventus would be an important result.

“Mourinho changed our mentality and in training we work twice as hard to satisfy him. If we continue like this, we can go far.

“I am scoring goals more consistency now, but I can do even better. I practice penalties every day, trying to totally relax when I put the ball on the spot. It’s a psychological game with the goalkeeper, you have to stay calm and I’ll aim to keep that attitude even if one day I get it wrong.”

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