Rome: Mourinho’s statements
“Tottenham are the strongest team we have faced this season. We played against a very powerful team without having defensive problems. For you many times the focus is on the responsibility of whoever scores goals, but for us it is different. Even if against a great team we have been in control for ninety minutes. It is a game I refer to for that. It is an attitude that I did not see again after for ninety minutes.
Mourinho’s words on Helsinki
“The coach attracted me. When a team plays with organization it is because the coach is good. I like the team, obviously I did my homework and analysis. It is a good team, very well organized. The result against Betis. it is false, it could have been completely different. For me it is confirmation of a great evolution in the quality of football in Northern Europe. The level has improved a lot. They say that tomorrow will be easy, but not for me. “
Mourinho on Pellegrini
“Last year I talked about three Pellegrini that all three would have all been owners. He is a great player in every role he holds and has great room for improvement. It is a pity that there is only one, I would like three. Lorenzo’s. We try to give him a role where he feels at ease anyway. Lorenzo is the first to know that as a captain, the most important thing is to be available to the team. “
Mourinho on Zaniolo
“Tomorrow he plays. It was an injured person who wanted to return immediately, as soon as possible. He worked to be available and wanted to take risks. I don’t know if he will have ninety minutes, but I’m sure he will be at a high level. The head is the thing. more important and he was playing very well before his injury. “
Mourinho on Camara
“He can’t play 90 ‘. When he arrived, he hadn’t played since the match against Slavia Prague and it had been a month. He didn’t work at his best when he arrived because he was having physical difficulties. He is learning our way of playing and the role of the players. our midfielders, but he’ll play tomorrow. “
Mourinho on Rui Patricio and Svilar
“Rui Patricio plays, I don’t like the competition. Svilar is a goalkeeper of such quality and he will play every now and then but not tomorrow, it doesn’t mean that he will play all six Europa League games. Bove is growing, I remember that when I arrived he was in Primavera. He’s a smart guy, he takes things seriously and is improving. Every opportunity that comes he takes, whether he is a starter and it is a minute. I don’t know if he will do like Zalewski last year, it’s hard to say, however it is growing “.
Mourinho on the penalty taker of Roma
“We always decide before the game, we have a first, a second and a third choice. Clearly, the player must feel the confidence and if he is okay to shoot, in case he gives the opportunity to another teammate. first that in the last was Pellegrini, then tomorrow it will be him again “.