AS ROMA NEWS – Josè Mourinho back to talk in Press conference on the eve of the challenge of Europa League against the Betis.
These the statements by the coach of the Rome on the commitment that awaits the Giallorossi tomorrow night at the Olympic Stadium.
Mangiante (Sky Sport): “What kind of difficulty do you expect from Betis? How’s Dybala doing?
“Dybala is fine, he plays. Betis has quality, a clear identity and a good coach, very experienced. It’s a team that won in Spain, and you can’t do it if you’re not a top team. Difficult game, even for them. We are eleven against eleven, and against 60 thousand. Then his parents play a lot there. I trust my 11, the bench, and 60 thousand “.
Question from a Spanish journalist: “Does Zalewski also see him behind the striker or just in the wing?”
“He can play almost anywhere. Maybe you know him better than me, now he has transformed into this player. In his national team, which is of a high level, he plays in that position. He is a very important player. If he’s on the bench or on the pitch, nothing changes, he’s very important to us ”.
Pugliese (Gazzetta dello Sport): “If he wins tomorrow, he would be the most successful coach ever in European competitions. Is it an extra stimulus? “
“It is not an extra stimulus. When the 107th victory arrives I will be proud, but when I finish my career. Now I’m interested in winning the next one, which is tomorrow’s and it’s difficult. But it’s not to win one more match than Sir Alex, but because we only have three points and we need more ”.
D’Ubaldo (Corriere dello Sport): “Can Roma play with Abraham and Belotti together?”
“Good players can play together, it’s never a problem. To give another example, at the beginning for many of you, mainly for those phenomena that speak on the radios and never come here, it seemed impossible to let Zaniolo, Dybala, Pellegrini and Abraham play and instead they worked very well together. Belotti and Abraham can play together, it is up to us as coach to find the moment and the way to do it. But I need a good Rome and with the two of them together it’s not easy. I don’t want to say who will play, Betis has many players and we don’t know who will play, and since I don’t know, I don’t comment on our team. Very difficult match, 11 against 11 plus 60 thousand ”.
Balzani (Leggo): “Zaniolo has a goal average more than double compared to the championship. Because? Is it just a coincidence? “
“He is a player that the opponents worry about. He is a player who is not selfish, he makes individual decisions every now and then, but he is not a selfish player who thinks for himself. He is not one who spares himself to have energy for the finalization, he is one who gives everything for the team, he is one who defensively works hard for the team. And for this reason it is normal that he does not score 20 goals. But he is a really important player for us, and for me if he scores less he is not a dramatic thing. He scored more in Europe, maybe in Serie A they have a higher level than those met in the Conference and Europa League, apart from Leicester and Betis ”.
Austini (Il Tempo): “How important is it to have taken 4 points on difficult fields like those of Juve and Inter? Are Mancini’s words after Dybala’s goal the mirror of the mentality he wants? “
“We lost against Atalanta and Udinese when we scored 4 points with them last year, while we took 4 points with Inter and Juventus and last year zero. We didn’t gain much, but from an emotional point of view it was important, there is a different feeling. The defeat against Atalanta has been analyzed and it’s a different knockout because you come out with a feeling of superiority, we lost but we were superior, we played with confidence. Before the match against Inter I put this question on the table, namely that we could win or lose but with the feeling at least of equality and not inferiority. Last year there was a feeling of inferiority, this year not because we want to leave the pitch with a feeling of superiority and the players are receiving it. The points with Inter and Juventus are points that bring something more, Mancini is a driver and one who speaks at the right moment and I am happy with what has been done “.
Zotti (Tele Radio Stereo): “Pellegrini’s conditions? Why does he watch the games from the bus when he is disqualified? “
“I didn’t watch her from the bus against Inter, I was in another place and it was a nice van. I liked hearing the noise of the stadium, you could tell when it was Inter’s goal, when it was Roma’s goal, when it was almost a goal even without watching the game. If you suffer more on the bench? Inside the van it’s worse. On Pellegrini we see, sometimes you know more than me, we have to train and feel him too. He knows that the game is fundamental for us, I know him well and I know perfectly well and if he says no it is no, because he has no chance. If he says he will be available I trust him. I wait for what he will tell me more than the medical staff, I trust his words ”.
Giallorossi.net – Andrea Fiorini