Rome, Mourinho: “Without injuries we’d be in the top four”

The Giallorossi coach: “PSG? If they looked for me they didn’t find me…”

“Have we talked to the club about the depth of the squad? The team, without physical problems, has enough quality to return to the top four.” They are the words of Jose Mourinho, Giallorossi coach, during the conference on the eve of Roma-Bayer Leverkusen, the first leg of the semi-finals of the Europa League scheduled for tomorrow at the Olimpico. “When you asked me about Roma’s goals, I always answered ‘it depends’. We don’t have five players with the same position. Inter can afford to play Sunday with Correa-Lukaku and today with Dzeko-Lautaro. I can’t do this, I should have the perfect season but it doesn’t exist. It’s not criticism, it’s reality. Beyond the results, this is a fantastic season,” says the Portuguese.

On his future, the coach explains: “PSG? If they looked for me they couldn’t find me because they didn’t talk to me”. Then the words on the match against Bayer Leverkusen: “Dybala and Wijnaldum – explains Mourinho – it’s difficult for them to be there from the 1st minute. Difficult, not impossible. We have to understand if they can play or not, we’ll decide tomorrow morning”.

“They are doing everything possible to recover – adds the Portuguese – we are ready for anything. The group is happy despite the problems”.

“In the league we will try to hit the Champions League target, but the two matches against Leverkusen are the key games of the season,” said Josè Mourinho. “Bayer a strong team, they are the best at playing on the counterattack. A pragmatic team with five or six players who could make the Olympics against Jacobs. A pleasure to find Xabi Alonso again, he has had many good coaches and he will have taken a little from everyone”. he concludes.