The press conference of Jose Mourinho, coach of the Roma team, after the end of the derby match against Lazio, which was decided by the latter with a score of 3-2, witnessed a state of chaos, after the Wolves coach entered into a verbal altercation with a journalist, in addition to his refusal to the method of the press conference, which Lazio chose her as the owner of the match.
Italian website Calciomercato reported that Mourinho left his press conference after the match, after an argument with Sky Sports journalist Angelo Mangianti and other reporters, and left the conference room visibly upset.
The report added that the Roma coach also objected to the method of the press conference chosen by Lazio club as the owner of the match, through Mourinho answering the questions of journalists on the screen without the presence of only a few of them, in order to answer their questions.
Mourinho summoned the delegate of the Calcio League to object to the method of the press conference, but the delegate said: “This is the method chosen by Lazio,” which made the Portuguese coach lose his nerve.
He added: “This is the way Lazio chose their coach, I am the coach of Roma.”
Lazio vs Roma
Lazio ended the first half of their match with a 2-1 lead, Lazio’s goal came through Sergei Milinkovic-Savic in the 10th minute, and Pedro Rodriguez in the 19th minute, while Roger da Silva scored Roma’s only goal in the 41st minute.
In the second half, Brazilian Felipe Anderson doubled Lazio’s lead by scoring the third goal in the 63rd minute, after following up on a pass by Ciro Immobile.
Goran Verto scored the second goal of the Wolves team in the 69th minute through a penalty kick, which the match referee awarded to Zanilo, the Roma player, after he was obstructed by the Lazio player.
Roma received their second defeat this season under the leadership of Jose Mourinho, after losing by the same result to Hellas Verona in the previous round.
And the “Opta” network, which specializes in monitoring statistics, stated that Mourinho is the first coach to lead the Roma team, and lose his first game in the derby since Luis Enrique in 2011.
Mourinho had coached the Wolves team before the start of the current season with a 3-year contract, succeeding his compatriot Fonseca.
Lazio raised its score to 11 points to occupy sixth place in the Italian league standings, while Rome’s balance froze at 12 points in fourth place, and Milan leads the competition with 16 points.