Mourinho told Sky Sport Italia after the match: “We didn’t play well. At times we did well, as a strong team that unites. We talked about that already and we have to continue to unite more as a team when we enter the difficult moments.”
“I am not satisfied with the performance in general. We did not play with our quality, although we trained on these things two days ago, but the two full-backs did not push the game forward in the necessary way, and there was not enough intensity, and we lost a lot of defensive duos.”
“I can’t say we played badly, but we didn’t play well and certainly not enough to get 5-1. Yes, we have a higher quality than CSKA Sofia but we haven’t done enough,” he explained.
Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini scored two goals today, to reveal Mourinho also that the crisis of renewing his contract has come to an end.
“He is a quality player, and he told me yesterday that he will sign his new contract soon,” said the Portuguese coach. “I think that will give us more strength in terms of the bond he builds with the fans.”
“Pellegrini is the captain of the team, he will sign his new contract, which is very important for us.”
Roma had conceded the first goal after 10 minutes of a fatal defensive error, but he succeeded in returning and achieving his sixth victory out of 6 matches in all competitions this season.