Early this morning (April 25), Roma finished 1-3 against Atalanta in the last match of the 31st round of Serie A, thereby losing their position in the top 4. Not only that, Mourinho’s army also suffered heavy losses. when Dybala sprained his left ankle, following a tackle by defender Jose Luis Palomino.
According to the Italian press, this injury could keep Dybala out for several weeks. Whether the former Juventus player recovers quickly or slowly depends on what treatment route Roma will apply. Giallorossi hopes Dybala’s injury is not too severe and can soon recover, to play in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Leverskusen on May 11.
Dybala joined Roma from Juventus in the summer of 2022 on a free form. So far, the Argentinian star has made 34 appearances for the Olimpico home team, contributing 16 goals and 8 assists. Before Feyenoord in the second leg of the last Europa League quarter-finals, it was Dybala who was the author of the goal in the 89th minute, helping Roma to escape elimination, before the Serie A representative scored 2 more goals in extra time to continue.
Sharing after the defeat to Atalanta, Mourinho said: “We finished the game with 9 men but still attacked well, and the score should have been 3-2. It is difficult for me to criticize this group. Play to the best of your ability.”
In addition to Dybala, Roma are also missing many other names because of injuries, including Rick Karsdorp, Chris Smalling and Georginio Wijnaldum in the upcoming important matches. Referring to the situation, Mourinho added: “I think every coach, even at the wealthiest clubs, will have problems with the lack of players. For some teams it is a small problem, But for us, it’s a big deal. Obviously, we’re going to have a lot of trouble.”