FilGoal | News | Mourinho after the defeat against Atalanta: We will not play the role of clowns

Jose Mourinho, coach of the Italian club Roma, stressed that the Atalanta match was the easiest for his team to win in the league, noting that they deserved a penalty kick.

Atalanta beat its host Roma 1-0 in the match that brought them together in the seventh week of the Italian League.

And Jose Mourinho, coach of Roma, was given a red card in the 57th minute after his constant objections.

“It was the easiest game we could win so far this season,” Mourinho said in the post-match press conference. “In other games like Monza and Cremonese we didn’t control 90 minutes like today. With Paulo Dybala, maybe things would have turned out differently. Maybe We would have scored, but now we can only guess at it.”

“But objectively speaking, we played really well, were in control and created a lot of chances against a team that defended well. But Atalanta was lucky.”

“Nothing happened with the referee or the Atalanta defender, we wanted to play but they pushed the ball away knowing they wouldn’t be able to play. They only had one goal, and they wanted to waste a little time.”

“The team played well and we had rhythm, balance and control and I’m happy with that. There was a clear penalty for Nicolo Zaniolo in the first half.”

“I tried to talk to the referee after the match. I asked him to tell me why he didn’t give us a penalty, but he didn’t give me a clear answer. 3 He said it was a matter under the referee’s view. But for me that’s not an explanation. It’s a penalty and that’s it.”

“If instead we have to start playing clowns and pretend we’re jumping in the pool to get penalty kicks, then I should change the training style,” he added.

“I went out on the pitch and if the rules say I can’t, I must be sent off. Let’s not make things up that didn’t happen.”

The win raised Atalanta’s tally to 17 points at the top of the Italian league, awaiting the result of the Napoli and Milan match, as they each have 14 points.

Rome is in sixth place with 13 points.

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