Roma-Lazio, Jose Mourinho’s regret: “We need this.”

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“If he is well he can be there against Torino, we obviously need him.”

Bitter day for Jose Mourinho and all Giallorossi fans. In the presence of a Lazio without its two stars Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile, the lineup coached by the Special One was harnessed by Sarri’s side, which was good at capitalizing on Roger Ibañez’s blatant indecision and then defending neatly.

At DAZN’s microphones at the end of the derby, the Portuguese coach did not fail to recriminate about the course of the match, not hiding the fact that he was looking forward to the return of a certain Paulo Dybala to the field.

“There was too much emotion and too little awareness in the organization of the game. It’s not easy to play against a team that is all low and managed the tempo very intelligently. We without that light of quality that classy players bring, we lacked something. Without Dybala and Pellegrini it is difficult to score, we didn’t have lucidity. It was a domination, Lazio made it clear that they were here to defend and play as little as possible. Volpato did not hurt, but we lacked that light,” admitted the Portuguese. “Roma loses undeservedly in direct clashes. Atalanta took one shot on goal, Napoli struggled like never before and won with a super goal from Osimhen, and today Lazio score half a goal and win. If you tell me that there is a lack of quality in the last 20 meters, I agree, it is true, but the mentality of trying to get a result is untouchable,” he continued.

More explicit then were the references about how much the former Bianconero is missing in the development of the offensive game: “It is normal that Paulo wants to go to the World Cup. If he is well he can be there against Torino, we obviously need him.”

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