Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

The Portuguese is tired of seeing Referees suspended for mistakes after Roma games.

Roma coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is tired of seeing referees suspended for mistakes made against his Roma side.

The Portuguese requested for an explanation following VAR official Luca Banti’s decision to order an on-field review after a coming together between Roma’s Rick Karsdorp and Fiorentina‘s Nico Gonzalez.

A penalty was later awarded to Fiorentina giving them a 2-0 victory and Banti has since been suspended for the rest of the season.

During his Prematch conference ahead of Roma’s clash with Venezia, Mourinho said: “We are tired of VAR officials only being punished and suspended following errors made against us.

“Suspending them means admitting the error, but who gives us back the points?”

Referee Fabio Maresca had been suspended following Milan‘s 3-2 win over Roma in November.

Mourinho has regularly criticised the officiating with his comments post-Fiorentina only the latest in a long line of negative comments towards referees. 

Meanwhile, Mourinho has dismissed suggestions his side have taken their eye off the ball in Serie A after reaching the final of the Europa Conference League. 

Roma are winless in four league matches. They sit in sixth place – level on points with eight-place Atalanta but could still finish fifth with two wins if Lazio fail to pick up three points. 

“We want to finish fifth or sixth, the positions we have been in all season,” he added. “I’m not worried about this possible lack of concentration.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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