Mourinho Backs Ibanez Following Defensive Disaster Against Lazio

Jose Mourinho has backed Roger Ibanez after his fateful mistake that led to Felipe Anderson scoring the game’s opener and only goal, handing Lazio all three points in the crucial Derby della Capitale clash. The Brazilian tried dribbling past Pedro from inside his own box, only to lose to the ball to Anderson, who made no mistake to drive it past Rui Patricio into the back of the net in the first-half.

The Special one fully backed his stopper in his pre-match press interview (via Voce Giallorossa), citing that he gives his all to the club.

“There is nothing to go back to. Tomorrow it is Ibanez plus ten. Beyond the question, the answer is this: respect for those who from the day of my arrival to today, have given everything they have. Last year there was a time when he was the only central defender. When we win, we all win, when we lose, we all lose: he is untouchable. We must not read press and social media, beyond my Instagram, where I put bullshit, I do not read anything. Beyond this, he is untouchable.”

Roma face Sassuolo next in Emilia-Romagna, as they seek to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to their eternal rivals. However, the Neroverdi are unbeaten at home against the Giallorossi in their last four matches, although they have won just one of those.

to go, we are doing some evaluations.”

Sassuolo are unbeaten at home against Roma in their last four matches, although they have won just one of those. However, they have failed to find the back of the net in two successive league matches and could go three in a row without a single goal for the first time since February 2018.

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