Roma Coach Mourinho Makes Snide Dig at Lazio

Jose Mourinho suggested that Lazio’s recent upswing in form is down to ‘a bit of luck’ with referees.

Roma and Lazio are bitterly competing to finish in a European qualification spot this season, with both teams jostling for 5th place, which guarantees a spot in next season’s Europa League. The Giallorossi currently hold the spot with 57 points, two ahead of the Biancocelesti.

Speaking to DAZN (via LazioNews24) after Roma’s 2-1 win over Salernitana yesterday, Mourinho first discussed if he believes in a top four finish this season.

No. Juventus are too strong to waste the advantage they have in the table.

The Portuguese coach then spoke about Lazio’s upswing in form and their chances of securing 5th in the Serie A table.

Many people thought that after the defeat in the derby they wouldn’t have recovered, instead they won the last two games with a bit of luck in refereeing decisions.

Lazio and Roma won a derby apiece this season, with the Biancocelesti getting the edge 3-2 back in September but falling 3-0 in last month’s meeting, an embarrassing result for Maurizio Sarri and his team.

The Lazio coach has used the recent derby defeat to motivate his squad in the final stretch of this season.

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