Jose Mourinho had a brutal dig at Roma players after 6-1 defeat, fringe players warned

Jose Mourinho-calcio serie A-Juventus-AS Roma
Jose Mourinho-calcio serie A-Juventus-AS Roma

Roma crashed to a 6-1 midweek defeat in the UEFA Europa conference league against Bodo/Glimt and reports have revealed Jose Mourinho‘s brutal dig at his players during half-time.

Apparently, the Portuguese manager lashed out at his players during his half-time team talk. 

Mourinho said that some of the players on the pitch are not good enough to play in Norway or in the second division of Italian football.

He said (via Metro): “There are people among you who wouldn’t even play here in Norway, or even in Serie B”.

Roma were 2-1 down at the break and they ended up conceding four goals in the second half.

Clearly, Mourinho’s team talk at half-time did not have the desired effect and the Portuguese manager was fuming after the game as well.

After an impressive start to the season under the new manager, Roma have shown a worrying dip in form.

Mourinho has claimed that the fringe players will not be able to blame him for not getting too many chances to prove themselves in future after the embarrassing performance against Bodo/Glimt in the conference league.

The Roma manager decided to give the fringe players an opportunity to show their quality in the European competition but his decision has backfired and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him use his best players in the competition next time.

He added (via Give me sport): “We lost against a team that showed more quality on the night. It’s that simple. If I could always play with the same XI, then I would. It’s risky, because we have a huge gap in quality between the two groups of players.

“I knew the limits of this squad, it is not new to me, but I still expected a better response. As I said, it’s my choice to play them, so my responsibility. I never disguised the fact we were a squad with real limitations. We have 13 players who represent one team, the others are on a different level.

“At least the positive thing from now on is that nobody will ask me why I always use the same players.”