Jose Mourinho has stumbled upon a fresh bogey team afterward seeing his Roma side fall to a 2-1 defeat confronting Bodo/Glimt on Th nighttime.
It’south the third time that the Italian side have faced the minnows this term, with Mourinho’s side amazingly failing to secure a win in any of the fixtures so far.
Having lost 6-i confronting the Norwegian side back in October in the Europa Briefing League, Roma spared their blushes with a 2-2 draw simply a couple of weeks later to mark the outset result as a major blip.
However their quarter final tie showed that Bodo/Glimt have certainly got the measure Roma, who volition be one of the favourites to win the inaugural Conference League.
Mourinho admitted in his pre-match press briefing that he was hoping for a different result, with the Portuguese dominate describing his side as ‘a different team’ to their previous results, claiming that they’re ‘much stronger’ than their previous clash.
Unfortunately some other poor upshot has left them with plenty to do ahead of the second leg at the Stadio Olimpico on April 14.
Despite taking the pb through Lorenzo Pellegrini shortly before one-half-fourth dimension, Roma slumped to defeat after a goalkeeping error from Rui Patricio allowed Ulrik Saltnes to level the game, before Hugo Vetlesen scored a winner for the home side to make information technology 2-1 in the 89th infinitesimal.
Mourinho’s side will face up an uphill chore on home turf if they’re to end their three-lucifer winless streak against the Norwegian side this term and secure a spot in the semi-finals where they’ll face either PSV Eindhoven or Leicester.
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But while progression hangs in the residue for Roma, Mourinho was slap-up to play down the importance of the result.
Speaking to Heaven Italia, Mourinho said: “What more could nosotros accept done? The 2d goal was from a set piece. We score a lot of those, also, notwithstanding, it’s non proficient when you concede them. The first goal is absurd.
“We lost two-1 but the return leg is at the Olimpico in forepart of our supporters. I take no issue proverb I experience we’re the favorites to advance to the semi-finals.”
He added: “I have full faith in my players, in the stadium, and the support from our oversupply. Plainly, Bodo/Glimt are a tough team, but I also trust we’ll have a good referee and assistant referee in the second leg.”
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