Amid a verbal spat over Roma’s match against Slavia Prague, Jose Mourinho has mocked Maurizio Sarri by saying that he has “barely won anything”.
Prior to their Serie A derby against Lazio this weekend, Sarri hinted that Roma’s Europa League match against Slavia Prague would not be physically draining and would instead be more of a “friendly” encounter.
Mourinho, who has a long history of success as a manager, took offense at Sarri’s remarks and drew attention to the differences in their playing strategies and consequent professional accomplishments.
That has always been the situation ever since I became a professional coach, Mourinho said reporters.
He seemed to be saying that Slavia lacked quality. I’m always kind to my rivals. That kind of thinking may be the difference between a coach who has won 26 titles and one who has won very few.
“There are no friendlies; every game must be considered seriously. The Lega Serie A’s response would be fascinating to hear from, given that was a direct and unbiased criticism. I therefore wait.
The Portuguese boss does not want to get comfortable after the capital team’s smooth 2-0 victory over Prague yesterday at the Stadio Olimpico.
The majority of games do not progress in that manner—we scored in the first minute. After 20 minutes, we scored the second goal and controlled the rest of the game.
Roma’s match versus Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night is very important. In addition to guaranteeing them the top spot in the group, a victory would assist them avoid facing clubs eliminated from the Champions League in the play-offs.