Jose Mourinho “applauded” Saturday, the transfer period led by Roma leaders even if the Portuguese coach refuses to nominate his team for the Giallorossi for the Scudetto, on the eve of the first official match of the season in Salernitana.
“Having taken five players of this quality, for 7 million euros, I can only pay tribute”Mo confirmed during his first press conference since winning the Europa League final against Feyenoord (1-0) at the end of May.
Roma have fundamentally strengthened this summer with free players (Nemanja Matic, Paulo Dybala and N.2 goalkeeper Mile Svilar) and Dutch midfielder “Genny Wijnaldum” on loan with an option to buy from PSG. Only the arrival of Turkey international defender Zeki Celik was accompanied by a €7m compensation that was paid to Lille.
“Only Lecce and Sampdoria have spent less than us (in the Italian league). (…) Lazio spent 39 million euros”pointed out.
However, Mourinho lamented the departure of “two players important to us”: midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left for Inter Milan), “Undisputed owner”and Jordan Veritot (Marseille), who “He was among the 12 or 13 most used players”.
“I am satisfied. But if you ask me if I will still need something more to have more possibilities, to avoid the fear of the unpredictable during the season, then yes, I will need it.The Portuguese, who started his second season on the bench at Loew, added.
“We’ve improved our workforce, but others too. That’s why I’m surprised that Roma is mentioned among the Scudetto candidates.Follow Mourinho.
“Talking about us as title contenders seems to me to be selling an unreal product, beyond what we are. (…) The truth is that we want to do better, especially in the league where we finished Season 6 last season. But let’s stay calm, let’s we work, “ He said, calling on reporters to pay more attention to ‘hard game’ Sunday evening at the Salernitana stadium, during the first day of the Italian Serie A.