Italian sports papers hit out at José Mourinho after Roma’s 6-1 defeat against Bodo Glimt in the Conference League.
It was the first time that one of Mourinho’s teams conceded six goals in one game in his 1,007 matches as a coach.
Mourinho rotated his squad heavily ahead of their Serie A clash against Napoli on Sunday but perhaps he would not have imagined such a disastrous performance by his men.
The former Chelsea and Tottenham coach threw his players under the bus at the end of the game, saying they don’t have as much quality as those of Bodo Glimt.
The Portuguese coach was rated 4 by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
The highest rating for a Roma player was 5.5 (Rui Patricio and Tammy Abraham on Il Corriere dello Sport and Carles Perez on Tuttosport.)
The Special One, who had already complained about the squad’s depth after the game against Juventus, was accused of not motivating his players enough.
“His responsibilities are evident and his super-offensive substitutions created the premises for humiliation,” wrote Il Corriere dello Sport.
La Gazzetta dello Sport also highlighted how his starting XI lacked balance, while Tuttosport wrote the result is unacceptable.