Portuguese confirmed Jose Mourinho The coach of the Italian team, Roma, was dissatisfied with the performance of his players, despite the broad victory over CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria, by five goals against a goal, in the match that brought the two teams, Thursday evening, at the Olympic Stadium, in the framework of the first round of the third group of the group stage in the League Championship European Conference.
Mourinho said in statements after the victory over CSKA Sofia: “I am happy with the victory, but I am not happy with the quality of the game. We did not deserve to win 5-1. Our midfield lacked strength, and we lost defensive matches. our team.”
He continued, “The backs did not press hard on the opponent, we made some defensive mistakes, Pellegrini and Shumorodov are working very hard, I will not say that we were bad, but we do not deserve to win five.”
Mourinho continued: “We must have a stronger competition, that day in a training match I was screaming ‘One minute left’, the ball went out and one of the players of the 1-0 winning team went for it! I told him what to do? He told me I want to enjoy, I told him ‘Enjoy is winning, don’t be a fool!’.
On achieving the sixth win in a row since the beginning of the season, he said: “Just as 5 is not 50, even 6 victories is not 60. Our group is strong and we are truly building a team.”
On the future of the team’s star, Lorenzo Pellegrini, he noted, “Pellegrini told me that in the next few days he will sign a renewal contract with Roma.”
The visitors took an early lead in the tenth minute through Yannick Feldshut, and Roma responded with two goals from outside the penalty area, through Lorenzo Pellegrini in the 25th minute and Stephan El Shaarawy in the 38th minute.
Roma scored two goals from outside the penalty area in a European match for the first time since October 2017 in the Champions League against Chelsea.
In the second half, Pellegrini scored his second and third personal goal for Roma in the 62nd minute, and defender Gianluca Mancini added the fourth goal in the 82nd minute..
Young English striker Tammy Abraham finished Romas goals in the 84th minute.