Coach Mourinho, embarrassed by Dybala’s request for voluntary replacement, “Reason for replacement? I don’t know either. He said he couldn’t run.”
José Mourinho was furious with the shock defeat.
AS Roma lost 0-1 to the home team Salzburg in the 2022-2023 season UEFA Europa League round of 16 playoff first leg held at the Red Bull Arena in Valszizenheim
, Austria on the morning of the 17th (Korean time). The two teams will move to Rome on the 24th to play the second leg.
After the match, Mourinho said: “We overpowered the game, but we couldn’t win. this is football We missed a few easy chances and had clear penalty opportunities in the first half. Canceling the last goal is also unfair. We were out of luck.”
Roma raised questions as main striker Paolo Dybala played only in the first half and was replaced. When asked why, Mourinho said, “Dybala? I do not know either. After the first half, he said he couldn’t play anymore. I don’t know if I have an injury or if it’s a precaution,” he questioned the player.
Mourinho said: “We did well. But in football, if you don’t score, you lose. When the team gave 100%, I don’t hear particularly bad words,” he encouraged the team members.