Roma coach Jose Mourinho was delighted with the character shown for their Coppa Italia 3-1 win against Lecce.
Roma went behind to an Arturo Calabresi header, but Marash Kumbulla nodded in a corner to equalise. After the break, Tammy Abraham and Eldor Shomurodov both struck to settle Roma nerves.
Afterwards, Mourinho admitted Roma cannot trust their fringe players.
“Unfortunately, it’s true. As I always say, our squad has its limits, we recognise that. Ainsley (Maitland-Niles) and Sergio (Oliveira) brought more quality and options, but that is the situation,” Mourinho told Sport Mediaset.
“In terms of emotion, passion, empathy, of being happy working with Roma, I say I am 11 out of 10. I am truly, very, very happy to be at a club where I feel the people trust me. I couldn’t be happier than this.
“In football terms, playing to finish between fourth and eighth place is obviously not what I want, but this is a moment of a different project for me and we will be better off next season.
“I won’t deny in the first half I did feel frustrated, as our performance was horrible. Having said that, I am happy right now and would not change this Roma project for any other.
“I gave my word for these three years and I will not leave before the three years are up. This is my project too.”
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