Diawara and Mihajlovic React To Roma Win Against Bologna

Roma pulled off a narrow 1-0 home victory over Bologna on Sunday afternoon to keep their faint hopes of landing Champions League football alive. Meanwhile, the visitors’ Serie A wobble continued, as they have now lost four of their last six league fixtures.

Borja Mayoral’s 44th-minute run behind the enemy lines and a beautiful chip over Lukasz Skorupski to set himself in front of an empty net made all the difference in the end. The Giallorossi are now seven points adrift of fourth-placed Atalanta, with eight Serie A matchdays left to go. 

As for Bologna, they had another one of their off moments, slipping to the upper half of the table. Another disappointing performance from the Rossoblu has thrown Sinisa Mihajlovic’s future into doubt. The Serb has recently been under pressure as his side failed to shine in Serie A.

Well aware of his current situation, Mihajlovic admits that he will hold talks with Bologna bigwig Joey Saputo next week.

“The future is what awaits me next week. Now I think about today’s game. I do not have time to think about anything else. I am not satisfied,” he said, as relayed by TUTTOmercatoWEB.

Mihajlovic pinpoints Bologna’s poor finishing as their main issue.

“With all the teams we play against, we have more shots on goal, but you go home with zero points. I am sorry about the kids, you must feel sorry for society, too. I don’t know if Saputo’s coming, I think we’re going to talk, but I don’t know what.

“We have to save ourselves. Now we have two home games with Spezia and Torino where we have to do our best.”

On the other hand, thrilled to see his team prevail in such a tight affair, Amadou Diawara refused to concede defeat in the top-four race.

“Yes, the championship is still long,” he replied when asked whether Roma still have chances to qualify for the Champions League (via TUTTOmercatoWEB).

“I liked the defensive solidity because we did not concede goals. In the first half, we couldn’t play the way we want to, but we did it in the second half. Congratulations to Bologna,” Diawara continued.

“It’s a very important win. It allows us to stay high. We had a tough game on Thursday, but we are very loaded, and we want to give our best.”