Roma head coach Jose Mourinho expressed his displeasure with the outcome of the Serie A derby against Napoli, which saw the Neapolitans take all three points after a late goal. Victor Osimmen secured the victory for the Partenopeia 10 minutes before the end in a fairly even match at Olimpico.
“Well done to Napoli because they won without really dominating, well done to my players who lost without really deserving it,” Mourinho said.
“They beat us with two shots on goal, of which they scored one goal. It was an even game, a tough game, but we controlled things,” added the Portuguese.
Mourinho admitted injuries are a problem for the squad, with striker Paulo Dybala, midfielders Jorginho Wijnaldum and Ebrima Darbo and defender Zeki Celik still sidelined.
“I don’t like to look at my players’ stats but they have already accumulated a lot of games this season. This time we didn’t play in Europe in midweek but whenever we do we have a few problems,” Mourinho said.
“What is the name of the one who kept throwing himself on the ground… What is his name? Lozano. This is – Lozano,” the Special asks rhetorically.
“So we really started to feel the effects of those problems and the fatigue after the 70th minute. But we controlled the game against a great team. I congratulate my players who did everything in their power – in the end whoever scores wins and they won tonight,” analyzed Mourinho.
Roma are fifth in the standings with 22 points, seven behind leaders Napoli.