Roma only managed a draw away to Sassuolo (1:1), and after the match, the coach of the team, Jose Mourinho, was visibly angry. The Portuguese specialist stated that one of the players had disappointed him to such an extent that he would certainly no longer be part of the squad.
“I think we played well, close to the limit of our capabilities. The previous days were difficult, but we approached it positively and with the right attitude. We wanted to win and we controlled the game. Sassuolo is not an easy opponent, they are very quick on the counter-attack. I am sorry that one person’s unprofessional attitude derailed the efforts of others. I didn’t say anything like that about Roger Ibáñez after his mistake against Lazio because he behaves like a true professional. Players know that it is normal to make mistakes. However, today I saw frivolous behavior. Incorrect to teammates. And that’s what I regret the most,” Mourinho shared.
“I am happy with the whole team except for this one player. I’ve already spoken in front of everyone in the dressing room, which doesn’t happen often. 16 players appeared on the field and I liked the attitude of 15 of them. Who am I unhappy with? I won’t tell you. But in January he will have to find a new club”, added the Special.
According to the media in Italy, the player Mourinho is referring to is Rick Karsdorp. The Dutch defender came on as a substitute in the 65th minute and lost a lot of tackles, and did not intervene adequately in the attack for Sassuolo’s equaliser.