AS Roma is not having a good start to the 2023/24 season, Jose Mourinho and his team only have 1 point after 3 matches. In round 4 this morning, September 18 (Vietnam time), the Giallorossi faced a team that is also at the bottom of the rankings, Empoli.
Speaking before the match to avoid being in the bottom of Serie A after round 4, Jose Mourinho said that his team has great potential but only when every player is ready, and currently the injury storm is causing the coach to The Portuguese were in trouble.
“We definitely haven’t reached our potential yet. This team has potential when all of us work together, who can play three, four or five games in a row,” Mourinho said on DAZN.
Houssem Aouar is the latest name to be sidelined due to injury, which is why Renato Sanches and Evan N’Dicka were given the opportunity. This is also the first time Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala can appear together in the starting lineup.
“Maybe it’s still a bit early for him to start, but this morning we received the news that Aouar cannot play,” Mourinho continued. “So Renato has to start from the beginning. The team needs Renato and Renato needs the team to play well so he can feel comfortable.”
AS Roma has other notable injuries such as Chris Smalling, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Marash Kumbulla and Tammy Abraham.
Nam Thanh | 01:22 September 18, 2023