THE BALL – “Selection? I was Fernando Gomes’ only choice: he did everything to take me” (Roma)

José Mourinho confirmed this Thursday evening, in Rome, to journalists, after the tip of the assembly between Roma, which he guides, and Genoa, for the spherical of 16 of the Italian Cup, held on the Stadium Olímpic, from the Italian capital (1-0), having been chosen by Fernando Gomes to succeed Fernando Santos as nationwide coach lengthy earlier than the Spaniard Roberto Martínez, former coach of Belgium, and having declined the invitation of the Portuguese Federation of soccer

“The Selection of Portugal? I’m proper right here [na Roma], and doing my finest. And that is what issues. I at all times give my finest in what I do. If I hadn’t talked to you [imprensa italiana] these two months is as a result of I’ve been suspended, and when I’m suspended I do not communicate. Today I can already speak to you and even inform you one thing that may not curiosity you a lot”, was the reply of the Portuguese coach… gaining steadiness for the revelation that got here subsequent.

“I have to thank the president of the Portuguese Football Federation [Fernando Gomes], as a result of what you instructed me makes me very proud. I will inform you that it was his only choice, and he did everything to deliver me residence. [regressar a Portugal e orientar a Seleção], which gave me immense pleasure. It wasn’t like that, I keep right here and provides my finest,” Mourinho instructed reporters on the press convention on the finish of the sport Thursday evening on the Olympic Stadium within the capital, by which Roma gained Genoa by 1-. 0 and certified for the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup.

After Mourinho confirmed that he was, as A BOLA at all times mentioned, the FPF’s first selection to succeed Fernando Santos as nationwide coach – it ended up being the Spaniard Roberto Martínez who signed and coached till to 2026, formally introduced in 2026. on the ninth of this month in Cidade do Futebol-, the Portuguese coach addressed the match, by which Roma gained and is already ready for the winner of Napoli-Cremonese within the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup.

“Roma at all times offers its finest. And those that at all times give their finest at all times have my consideration. The only setback might have been some bodily drawback with Zaniolo, we’ll see. But my gamers give everything they’ve! In this match, they gave loads of safety, after which Paulo entered [Dybala, na segunda parte] to give a unique taste to the sport”, mentioned a technician happy with the applying of his, quoted by Corriere dello Sport.

It was additionally revealed that group captain Lorenzo Pellegrino – changed by… Dybala at half-time – might even have bodily penalties from the conflict with Genoa.

“There is an issue, it will likely be assessed tomorrow [sexta-feira]. He wished to settle the sport with out Dybala, however Gilardino [técnico do Génova] he reserved a troublesome match for me. We have carried out everything to keep away from the extension. I might have gone for every other participant, a younger man, however I opted for Dybala. It’s a lot of these gamers that make coaches completely happy. And if the coaches are good… it is as a result of the gamers are too! As seen on this recreation. Then there was a meritorious collective work of the entire group, very secure within the again sector. But Paul [Dybala] it is one thing else, it is a totally different fragrance”, mentioned ‘Mou’.

After a recreation by which, in purpose, Rui Patrício was virtually a mere spectator, the phrases of one other Portuguese, Roma’s sporting director, Tiago Pinto, described the Champions League because the purpose of Roma for this season, which includes ending in one of many high 4 locations. in Serie A, they’re seventh in the meanwhile, additionally they had the help of the coach.

“A director is a director! And I do not assume a coach ought to touch upon a supervisor’s phrases. Whether I agree or not, I should not do it publicly,” concluded José Mourinho, declining additional feedback on the matter.


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