AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho said the season was not perfect despite his team’s flawless start to the season, believing the overall quality of the capital’s club’s football could be better.
Rome’s 5-1 win over CSKA Sofia in the Europa Conference League mid-week has brought the Portuguese coach six wins out of six in all competitions since taking over Paulo Fonseca in May.
It’s only the third time in the club’s history that Roma have won the first six games of a season, but Mourinho is still not entirely satisfied.
“It would be too easy to say that we were perfect,” Mourinho said at a press conference ahead of his team’s trip to Hellas Verona on Sunday. “This is not the direction I want to go.”
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“In every game we have to analyze what went right and where the problems were. We can certainly improve the quality of our football and defensive movements. The truth is that despite the result, CSKA Sofia had moments when they were in control. ” “
Verona sacked their coach this week after just three games of the season, with Eusebio Di Francesco being replaced by Igor Tudor.
But Mourinho doesn’t take Sunday’s trip lightly.
“Playing against these teams is difficult,” added Mourinho.
“You are good at the counterattack and at the full-back. You reach dangerous areas and you have depth.”
“Hellas Verona have zero points but could have taken something against Inter and Bologna. In my opinion they will do well in the overall standings.”