Roma and Mourinho Booed by Fans for First Time in Season

Roma salvaged a point against Bodo/Glimt thanks to a late goal by Roger Ibanez. However, they did not produce the expected reaction after the 1-6 loss in Norway. The fans made their feelings known and serenaded the squad with boos and whistles at the end of each half. The honeymoon for José Mourinho in the Italian Capital appears to be over.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Roma looked too slow, sloppy and tentative. The Giallorossi again were at the wrong end of some dubious decisions by the referee. However, it was not enough to justify the recent regression of the team.

La Lupa are currently 4th in the Serie A standings, but they are 12 points below Napoli and Milan and 7 behind Inter. The Portuguese gaffer suffered his first-ever home loss in Serie A against the Rossoneri. Roma will need a positive result against Zorya to advance in Europa Conference League given what happened versus Bodo/Glimt.

According to Il Messaggero, Stephan El Shaarawy was the only positive contributor yesterday. Roma were highly confusing technically and tactically and escaped only thanks to their heart. Tammy Abraham had another underwhelming display, and the supporters loudly criticized him when he subbed off.

Mourinho commented after the game: “The result was unfair. We did not have a great game, and we made a lot of mistakes. We had too many giveaways. However, there were two clear penalty kicks for us. Referees are poor in this competition. People can say what they want but the opponents had just two shots and scored twice.”