Mourinho Admits to ‘Worst’ Start But Reminds his Credentials

Roma fell mightily at the hands of Genoa at the Luigi Ferraris, and have now picked up just five points from their first six Serie A matches for the first time since the 2010/11 campaign. José Mourinho branded his side’s start as the worst of his career, but at the same time let his ego speak, reminding everyone that it is also the first time in history that the Giallorossi played two European finals in a row.

Mourinho took stock of Roma’s 4-1 defeat in Liguria in his post-match press conference with DAZN (via VoceGiallorossa).

“It’s the worst start of my career, but I think it’s also the first time for Roma to have played two European finals in a row. I’m the same who created a special relationship with them, this is my nature. From today we work to win again, all together to try to change. Having collected one point in three games has put extra pressure on us, because then every result becomes heavy, and, if you look at the ranking, it’s obviously bad.”

Mourinho pointed to the fact that Genoa played two days earlier than Roma but urged his side to refocus and get out of their slump.

“Genoa played 48 hours before us. We have this group, like a rose, with its qualities and its problems. There is no time to cry. It hurts my heart also because of my relationship with the fans. It’s not just a personal thing but rather a general feeling that makes me feel this way. We have to work. The next one is a three-point match which becomes important for us.”

Roma conceded at least four goals from a newly promoted outfit in Serie A for the first time since February 2012, having allowed Atalanta to net four as well back then.

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