Jose Mourinho rips referee after Roma derby loss to Lazio
Jose Mourinho mentioned the referees that presided over Roma’s 3-2 loss to rivals Lazio had been “not on the proper stage” after his facet dropped the five-goal Serie A thriller on Sunday.
The Portuguese supervisor noticed Roma quit three targets, however he nonetheless focused the officers in his postgame feedback. Head referee Marco Guida dished out six bookings for the standard chippy Rome derby — however Mourinho felt the match was undone by his grip on the whistle.
“It was a troublesome sport due to the referee since he virtually determined the sport,” Mourinho mentioned. “The referee wasn’t on the stage of this sport.
“It shouldn’t have been 2-0 [for Lazio],” he mentioned. “It ought to’ve been 1-1. We should always’ve had an opportunity to make it 1-1 with a penalty for us. And the referee determined to not [award it]. It is much more surprsing that the VAR determined towards it.
“The [lack of a] second yellow for [Lazio’s] Lucas Leiva — he did not need to [give it],” Mourinho continued. “Because of this there’s frustration. However it’s a staff with an incredible need, combating to the top, dominating. The opponent performed on the counterattack and we had been attempting to do all of it. OK, there have been a couple of defensive errors, however the staff was superb. I am very happy with them.
“Once you lose a sport like this, if you wish to go to dinner you must go. If you need to go take a stroll tomorrow, you must … as a result of we had been one of the best staff on the sphere and the referee was decisive on the end result. The gamers confirmed large coronary heart. Clearly, we’re unhappy. However being unhappy is one factor. It is one other factor to be annoyed together with your play and with the need you confirmed. For me, the gamers are untouchable.”
The loss towards Lazio arms Roma their second defeat of their final three league video games, which has checked their stride as they try to hold tempo with the summit. The Giallorossi sit in fourth place on 12 factors (4-2-0 file), six behind leaders Napoli.
Roma will host Empoli on Matchday 7 subsequent Sunday, however first will flip its consideration towards Europa Convention League play in midweek. Mourinho’s males journey to face Ukraine’s Zorya Luhansk this week within the Europa Convention League as they appear to again up their 5-1 group-opening drubbing of Bulgarian facet CSKA Sofia.