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De Rossi reverse to Mourinho: ‘It is a sturdy Roma squad’

Daniele De Rossi highlights a really totally different therapy of the Roma gamers in comparison with Jose Mourinho. ‘It is a sturdy crew they usually must consider in themselves.’

The Giallorossi icon couldn’t have requested for a greater begin to his teaching profession on the Stadio Olimpico, securing three wins out of three in opposition to Verona, Salernitana and now Cagliari.

This was by far essentially the most convincing victory, a 4-0 end result due to a Paulo Dybala brace, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Dean Huijsen objectives.

“The lads have been nice from the beginning, controlling the ball, but additionally understanding when to assault the house and damage the opposition. It was an amazing efficiency,” De Rossi advised Sky Sport Italia.

The final time a Roma coach gained his first three video games when taking on mid-season was Herbert Burgess in 1929.

The end result places Roma just one level behind fourth-placed Atalanta, however La Dea have a recreation in hand to be performed in opposition to Inter on February 28.

“I’ll take a look at the factors we earned and the great issues I see on the pitch from my lads, but it surely’s too early for the desk. We confronted three groups that have been inferior on paper, so whereas it was under no circumstances to be taken as a right or simple, we’re Roma and we’re alleged to beat Cagliari, Verona and Salernitana.”

The following take a look at goes to be significantly harder, as it’s in opposition to leaders Inter this weekend. It’s a fixture the place Mourinho earlier this season targeted solely on defending, so will he take a distinct strategy?

“I don’t like comparisons, it’s not proper or truthful, and Mourinho’s Roma had some performances like tonight. As for us, we’ll see from tomorrow, as whereas my workers had it behind their minds and have already been engaged on finding out Inter, they did properly to depart me and the gamers targeted on this recreation.

“The gamers deserve a coach who like them is 100 per cent targeted on the subsequent match.”

Dybala mentioned that De Rossi helped the Roma squad to ‘perceive’ issues about themselves, so what did he disclose to them?

“Simply that we have to get out of unfavorable conditions collectively, with out passing the buck, with out in search of the straightforward means out, simply with onerous work. I talked to them like the previous participant and the little previous man of the squad that I used to be. I at all times had unfavorable moments and the one means we bought out of them was collectively.

“I additionally advised these gamers that they’re actually good, genuinely very proficient, they usually must consider in themselves extra. It is a sturdy crew.”

That is actually a distinct strategy to Mourinho, who repeatedly complained that Roma had restricted assets and urged with out Dybala there was no creativity within the group.

“I used to be an excellent participant, I had good and dangerous moments, however they need to by no means cease believing or acknowledging how sturdy they’re.”

The second aim was notably spectacular, together with Dybala and Romelu Lukaku dummies, plus a Pellegrini back-heel flick. Was it straight off the coaching floor?

“That is a part of what nice gamers do, I didn’t inform them to provide it to Lukaku, do a dummy after which let Dybala rating! These are high quality gamers and in relation to getting out of tight areas, they will discover a means. My foremost suggestion was to get our bodies into the field.

“They’ve a lot high quality that I don’t must waste an excessive amount of time on engaged on the fast passing strikes, I can focus extra on the areas the place we have to enhance.”



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