Roma coach Mourinho fumes with players after Servette draw

Roma coach Jose Mourinho was left frustrated after their Europa League draw at Servette.

Roma striker Romelu Lukaku’s opener was cancelled out by Chris Bedia, which leaves Roma looking at the playoffs.

“We had important opportunities, but the start of the second half was something that happens too often to us,” Mourinho told Sky Italia.

“It’s a pity that you don’t have a camera in our locker room at half-time, because every time I make it clear to them that the opponents playing at home who are a goal down will come out fighting. That is a natural reaction, it is something we expect.

“Yet again we were superficial in our attitude, in our interpretation of this moment of the match. There are players who once again missed an opportunity to prove themselves, for example Aouar.

“There are several who are on the bench and come on in Serie A with a great attitude, then in the Europa League they come on with this sluggish attitude, like they are not accustomed to being on the bench and then do not improve the game.”

He added: “We are heading into another play-off, it will be difficult against a side that drops down from the Champions League. It is another two European ties, one of them at the Stadio Olimpico with a full house, the fans showing their love. I don’t want to make a drama out of going into the play-off.

“The drama if anything is that we had the wrong attitude from these players and those who come out for the second half like that, repeatedly. I honestly do not understand it. I coached 150 Champions League games, which are much tougher, and yet it seems like there are people who don’t have a great history in Europe and play these fixtures with the bare minimum.

“There are those who give their all for 90 minutes and those who seem to turn their noses up at this competition.”

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