The Roma supporters haven’t lost their enthusiasm and faith in the team and especially José Mourinho despite a poor start. Amid the chatter about an impending decision regarding his contract extension, the fans hung a banner outside the Trigoria training center (via Corriere dello Sport).
“Obstinately Roma, stubbornly Mourinho.”
The Giallorossi will look to get back on track as they take on Empoli on Sunday night. Their injury crisis didn’t improve a lot despite the two-week pause.
Paulo Dybala returned to full training on Thursday and will be present, although it remains to be seen in what capacity. Instead, Lorenzo Pellegrini is likely to miss the game out of precaution. He had issues on both thighs in the past three weeks and should be given time to heal, Sky informs.
Nicola Zalewski has recovered. Houssem Aouar and Renato Sanches aren’t totally out of the woods, but they worked with the rest of the group almost completely in the latest training session. They’ll probably begin on the bench. Gianluca Mancini didn’t suffer a worrisome injury with Italy and will likely be available.
Our Take on Mourinho and Roma
If it were up to the fans, there’d be no doubt about prolonging the contract of Special One. Popularity shouldn’t be a key factor in technical decisions, but the brass will have to consider that too in a special city like Rome.
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