Mourinho frustrates Leverkusen: ‘Disgusting, that’s not football, is it?’

Jose Mourinho has again managed to reach the final of the Conference League. His team AS Roma managed to take the 1-0 lead over a visit to Bayer Leverkusen with a 0-0 draw. The Italians’ game did not appeal to the Germans, who complained about Roma’s negative playing style after the match.

Frustrated Liver Cushion players

Leverkusen had much more ball possession than Roma, scored many more goal attempts, but failed to score. The players of the Germans were therefore very frustrated that the final was not reached. “It’s a pity, but you know that in a semi-final at this level, a style of play like this is rewarded,” Kerem Demirbay said. RTL. “This is sour, very sour. Also for football. Congratulations to the opponent. They achieved their goal in a disgusting way.”

Teammate Nadiem Amiri also let his frustrations run. “We didn’t deserve to be eliminated by a team that has nothing to do with football. I really wonder how this is possible. How they played today and last week… Every ball went long. That’s not football, is it?” Yet Amiri also puts his hand in his own bosom. “That such a team is in the final is madness. On the other hand, we ourselves have not managed to score in two games, that is also the truth.”

Calm Xabi Alonso

Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso kept quiet about opponent Roma. “We had enough chances to score a goal. I am proud of the boys. They gave everything, until the end. We played a good game, but the details were not easy for us. I’m not going to say anything about Roma’s style of play. We did what we could, but it was not enough.”

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