Mourinho laments Roma’s injuries after loss at Atalanta

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AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho bemoaned his fifth-placed side’s injury problems after two more players suffered problems in Monday’s costly 3-1 Serie A loss away to Atalanta.

Defender Diego Llorente limped off in pain, while forward Paulo Dybala had trouble with his ankle after a heavy tackle.

“We ended the match with nine men and still hit the upright, which would have been 3-2. It is very, very difficult for me to be critical of this squad. They play within their limits,” Mourinho told DAZN.

The latest injuries add to the manager’s concerns as Rick Karsdorp, Chris Smalling and Georginio Wijnaldum are all sidelined at a time when Roma face important matches.

“I think every coach even in the richest clubs will have a problem when players are missing. For some teams it is a small problem, for us it is a huge problem,” Mourinho said.

“Smalling is Smalling, Diego was adapting very well and now he too is out. Obviously, it will be very tough for us.”

On Saturday, Roma host fourth-placed AC Milan, who are level on 56 points with Mourinho’s side.

via Reuters

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