The Portuguese military leader was not satisfied with the referee’s work in Roma’s 0-0 draw against Genoa in the 24th round of Serie A on the night of February 5 (Hanoi time).
“If the referee had made the right decision, the result of the match for Roma would have changed. There is still another subject called football, but it is not football. There are referees who are as bad as in the match. today. We need to find another name for the sport. The referee’s mistakes are repeated for us many times. But that’s okay, tomorrow will be a new beginning,” DAZN quoted the statement. by coach Jose Mourinho.
90 minutes, Nicolo Zaniolo dribbled and then fired a dangerous shot from outside the penalty area to beat goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.
The Italian player took off his shirt to celebrate the late opening goal. However, VAR stepped in and discovered Tammy Abraham fouled a Genoa player in the situation of participating in the attack. Accordingly, Zaniolo was stripped of the goal, just received a yellow card for taking off his shirt.
Minutes 90+5, Zaniolo lost his temper and overreacted to the referee. Mr. Abisso was strict when he showed a direct red card for number 22 on the Roma side.
Coach Mourinho was not satisfied with the referee’s decision. However, he still ran into the field after the game ended to cheer Zaniolo. The Portuguese military leader and his students left the field to the applause of the fans at the Olimpico stadium.
Roma experienced a 90-minute stalemate in front of Genoa’s tight defense. “Giallorossi” played more than people from the 69th minute, launched a total of 23 shots but did not get a goal. This result makes the capital team continue to lose their breath in the race to win tickets to the Champions League. At this time, Roma has only 39 points, 4 points behind Atalanta but has played more than 2 matches.
In addition, coach Mourinho also said that Roma is being squeezed in Serie A this season: “Zaniolo probably wouldn’t be sent off if he played for Inter, Milan or Juventus. Zaniolo just asked Abisso that he blew the whistle for a reason. The same thing will never happen to Lautaro Martinez, Chiellini, Ibrahimovic. In their eyes, Roma is too small.”