After losing to Juventus, Jose Mourinho said his Roma team had a “psychological collapse” after allowing three goals in seven minutes. Before Juve’s incredible comeback, Roma had led 3-1 with 20 minutes remaining.
After Matthijs de Ligt was awarded a second yellow card for handball, Roma’s Lorenzo Pellegrini had a late penalty saved by Wojciech Szczesny.
“We did very well for 70 minutes, but after that it was a psychological collapse,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“When you’re in trouble you’re supposed to get back up and show what your made of, but there are people in the changing room here who are a bit too nice, a bit too weak.”
Mourinho’s side, who had loan signing Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the starting XI for the first time, went ahead on 11 minutes when Tammy Abraham nodded home Jordan Veretout’s near-post corner for his 14th goal in all competitions this season.
Paulo Dybala levelled for Juve shortly before half-time with a guided effort into the corner from the edge of the box.
Source: BBC Sport