Loudly received by the Roma fans, typical ceiling sayings during office and then a sporty considerable as well as successful start with nine points from the first three league games: José Mourinho and his Italy return have fun.
Meanwhile, the fun is aware – for frustration, disappointment and also a little helpless. What happened?
At first glance, the Romans have become a bit more conservative in the meantime, they also like to move back after guided tours – which has also costed the victory after a great start against record champion Juventus a few weeks ago (3: 4 after 3: 1). Typical Mourinho football, you want to mean. However, since last summer, the Portuguese continues to grind intensively on the squad, for example, wish player Granit Xhaka does not get. And also with Tammy Abraham or Winter Adding Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the project to lift the Roma at the top of the Italian tip and at least regularly in the royal class, not finished.
“The Special One” has succeeded for years of work, everything should take a while, so the head coach. But how long?
“It’s a problem for my team”
Currently large injury worries in front of the home game against Hellas Verona on Saturday (18 o’clock) Let Mourinho discharge more trumps, especially since Jewel Nicolo Zaniolo with a muscle injury will have to fit.
The replacement forces on the bank? Not good enough for the former inter-, Chelsea, Real or Tottenham coach. The 59-year-old has already emphasized several times tough this season. About in October after a 1-6 in the Conference League at the Norwegian representative Bodö / Glimt: “We have a big difference between the two groups of the players. I know the limits of this team. I never have denied that we have a limited squad, We have 13 players representing a team, the others are on another level. ” After the burglary against Juve then followed this sentence: “Against a team with a strong mentality, a strong character like Juventus we got scared. It was a psychological complex. For me it is no problem to collect a 2: 3, it is a problem for my team. ” __
Probably because of this, “Mou” publicly speaks again and again of supplements that the team excreted from the trophy needs in the near future. According to current rumors, the Roma coach wants to get the release-free DFB national player Matthias Ginter in summer. Just asked what arguments Mourinho can offer possible new arrivals?
For with 40 points from 25 league games (already nine defeats), the Giallorossi loud his international standards for weeks after weeks, a winning streak has not been given it for a long time. After 22 rounds, the capitals are not so bad as since 2013 no longer. Colleagues such as Luciano Spalletti, Eusebio di Francesco or most recently Paulo Fonseca have truncated here much better.
“He has already played his last card now”
Such some of his protégés have already set this season: Roma coach José Mourinho. Imago Images / Inside Photos
And contracts such as that of Talent Zaniolo (22), which is still bound by 2024, want to be tackled.
In short: Mourinho has to work hard on the future of the club as hard as at the present when his “project” in the end should not become a failed. Criticism of its kind to question players medial, it already has already given – from the former real, Roma or England coach Fabio Capello (75): “He has already played his last card by publicly playing his protégés publicly represents the pillory. I would never have done that. I also criticized, but with respect. If you go into the offensive like Mourinho, that’s also an economic damage for the club. ” For example, in conversations with future new additions.
However, despite other public announcements in his first months (“There is a lack of people with personality”, “We are a mediocre team”) Mourinho enjoys hearing after the full trust of the bosses – and that of the critical Roma fans. Here, “The Special One” always shows up people’s close, goes on trailers or photos are posted, as he enjoys pizza and cola on the train or on the streets of the “Eternal City”.
It remains only to be seen if the enjoyment in the form of points also comes back to the Roma game…