Following a vital 1-0 victory over Juventus, Jose Mourinho expressed his thoughts on Roma’s top four prospects
Jose Mourinho remained bullish to give a definite verdict on Roma’s chances of finishing in the top four in Serie A. the Portuguese tactician admitted that his team is too unpredictable in their performances for him to rule in their favor.
Mourinho likens Serie A to a ‘marathon’
Gianluca Mancini’s wonder strike from long range saw Jose Mourinho’s men beat Juventus 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Roma now moves into the top four, level on points with defending champions AC Milan and on better goal difference.
Despite Roma being consistently in and around the top four places and them being only three points below the second spot, Mourinho wasn’t ready to rule out anything in regard to their top-four finish.
“The problem is that you never know how Roma will play,” Mourinho told DAZN. “We have to know our limits. At that point, we can play to win and bring home the result.
“In isolated matches, we can do well against everyone. But any championship is a marathon. We must always give everything to bring home the result.
“We won because the players gave 100 percent. They won the match, not my tactical organization. Juventus are very compact, and it was important we kept the ball.”
Juventus found themselves struggling by the end of the match as Moise Kean was sent off after only a minute of coming on as a substitute.
Visiting head coach Massimiliano Allegri said he had accepted an apology from the Italy international, adding: “He made a mistake and he is sorry.
“He put the team in a difficult spot. Lessons must be learned from these things, and he had a wrong reaction. Maybe he was nervous.”