Jose Mourinho, Roma manager Came out for an interview after starting to serve his four-game ban in the Europa League, where his team defeated Sheriff Tiraspol last night..
Roma manager Jose Mourinho has started serving a four-match ban after verballyabusing referee Anthony Taylor. By watching his team beat Sheriff Tiraspol from the press box in the Europa League last night (Thursday, September 21, 2023), Mourinho was banned for four years. Appointed in a UEFA competition after being found guilty of “Used inappropriate language” at Taylor after the Europa League final loss to Sevilla last season.
A clip appears to show Mourinho confronting Taylor in a parking lot, where he calls Taylor a “sexist”. Mourinho will not be allowed to sit on the sidelines for four Europa League games as a result of the ban . Roma’s first of 6 games in the group stage this season. However, he was seen watching the game from the press booth alongside technical coach Giovanni Scherra in a pre-game interview. Mourinho admits his ban is a “problem”
“My suspension is clearly a problem. Because I couldn’t communicate with the team,” he said. “We tried to reduce the problem by working well together in training. Today’s practice went very well.” “I was unable to communicate with the ยูฟ่าเบท team during the match. So we’ll see where Sheriff will sit me during the game. I believe in my team and my team. And this will lead us to success.” “I can’t talk to the team. But from my seat I will be able to celebrate the goal.”
And he was able to celebrate as Roma beat Sheriff 2-1 thanks to an own goal from Gaby Kiki and a second-half winner from loanee Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea . However, Mourinho was unhappy with Roma’s overall performance. They admitted they took the lead thanks to Kiki’s “magical” own goal just before half-time. “I didn’t like the first half. We were too slow and not aggressive,” he said after the game. “ We didn’t play as we prepared, couldn’t control the game. The first goal was a miracle. We didn’t do anything worthy of taking the lead. *We still lacked aggression but we controlled the game. We deserved the win, which is the most important thing.”
The Serie A side faced injury problems when midfielder Renato Sanchez was taken off in the first half with a muscle problem. “Unfortunately, this is Sanchez, he is always at risk. It’s always [of injuries] and it’s hard to understand,” Mourinho said. “ Bayern Munich can’t solve it either. Just like PSG And now we’re trying to understand it as well. He is a great player. He needs to play. *He had three days off and felt more than ready to play another 45 minutes today, however, he felt some spasms.”