FOOTBALL – «Choice? I chose Fernando Gomes alone: ​​he did everything to get me” (Rome)

José Mourinho confirmed on Thursday night time, in Rome, to the press, after the tip of the assembly between Roma, who leads, and Genoa, within the sixteenth spherical of the Italian Cup, held on the Olympic Stadium, within the capital of Italy (1 -0). , after being appointed by Fernando Gomes to substitute Fernando Santos as Spain nationwide coach Roberto Martínez, former Belgium coach, and refused an invite from the Portuguese Football Federation.

“Portugal choice? I’m proper there [na Roma], I’m doing my finest. And that’s necessary. I at all times give the very best in what I do. If I did not speak to you [imprensa italiana] These two months are as a result of I was stopped, and I do not speak when I’m stopped. Today, I can speak to you already and let you know one thing that, maybe, won’t please you very a lot », was the reply of the Portuguese instructor … getting higher due to the revelation that got here later.

“I have to thank the President of the Portugal Football Federation [Fernando Gomes], as a result of what you advised me made me very proud. I will let you know that it was his solely alternative, and he did everything to get me house. [regressar a Portugal e orientar a Seleção], which made me very comfortable. It wasn’t like this, I keep right here and provides my finest,” Mourinho advised the press, on the press convention on the finish of the sport on Thursday night time, on the Olympic Stadium within the capital, during which Roma beat Genoa with 1-0 and took half within the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia.

After confirming, on the a part of Mourinho, that he was, as A BOLA at all times stated, the primary possibility of the FPF to substitute Fernando Santos because the nationwide coach – it turned the Spaniard Roberto Martínez who signed and would be the coach till 2026, it was formally revealed. on the ninth of this month within the Cidade do Futebol -, the Portuguese coach spoke on the match, the place Roma received and are already ready for the winner of Napoli-Cremonese within the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup.

Roma give their finest. And the one who bestows all good issues at all times thinks of me. The solely impediment could be a bodily drawback with Zaniolo, we’ll see. But my gamers give everything they’ve! In the sport, he supplied a variety of safety, after which Paul entered [Dybala, na segunda parte] to give a unique taste to the sport», stated an knowledgeable glad with its use, cited by Corriere dello Sport.

It was additionally revealed that the captain of the group, Lorenzo Pellegrino – rather than… Dybala, at half time – might additionally have an effect on the sport in opposition to Genoa.

«There is an issue, it is going to be analyzed tomorrow [sexta-feira]. I wished to finish the sport with out Dybala, however Gilardino [técnico do Génova] He has saved me a troublesome sport. We did everything to keep away from time beyond regulation. I might have guess on some other participant, younger participant, however I chose Dybala. Players like this are what make coaches comfortable. And if the coaches are good… it is as a result of the gamers are too! As seen on this sport. After that, there was an excellent job of placing the entire group collectively, very secure on the again. But Paul [Dybala] and others, with totally different scents», stated ‘Mou’.

After a sport during which, his objective, Rui Patrício was nearly a spectator, the phrases of one other Portuguese, the sports activities director of Roma, Tiago Pinto, describing the Champions League as Roma’s objective this season – which implies ending in one of many first 4 locations. in Serie A, they’re in seventh place this season – they have been additionally helped by the coach.

“The director is the director! And I do not assume the coach ought to touch upon the director’s phrases. Whether I agree or not, I haven’t got to do it publicly”, concluded José Mourinho, refusing any additional feedback on the matter.


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