High-flying Udinese fired Jose Mourinho’s Roma 4-0 at the Dacia Arena to extend their unbeaten run in Serie A to four matches. Meanwhile, the Gelorossi They suffered their first league defeat of the season at the worst possible moment.
Ahead of his impending return to the Europa League, Roma head to the Stadio Friuli looking to maintain a great start to the season. After three wins and a draw in their first four Serie A matches, Mourinho’s men had a golden opportunity to move to the top of the table with a win over Udinese.
However, in a strange twist of fate, Andrea Sutil’s team has put Roma to the sword, delivering their best performance in the past two seasons. Destiny Udoji gave Udinese a 1-0 lead in the first half, just five minutes after the whistle, setting the pulse for a fantastic evening. Friulians.
Goals were close to will in the second half. Lazar Samardzic scored just 11 minutes into the second half to put clear daylight between the two sides. Roberto Pereira and Sandy Lovrich scored in the last 15 minutes of play to seal a superb Udinese win, leaving Mourinho furious.
As always, the former Inter coach came up with a funny explanation in the aftermath. In a comical attempt to defend his side’s disastrous defeat, Mourinho said he would prefer to lose one game 4-0 over four games 1-0. And if you think twice, the Roma coach has a point here, although he can’t justify it Gelorossi collapse.
However, Mourinho could not help himself not to mention the match officials.
“Our chances were a header from the job and a potential penalty that might have been offside anyway, but when you lose 4-0 you can’t talk about the referee. This is my baseHe said, as he transmitted it roman pages.
“I will say I prefer losing one game 4-0 over four games 1-0, because in the end we only lost three points instead of 12. It’s hard for us and the fans to swallow it, but that’s life, we have another game on Thursday as we move on.“