Jose Mourinho refused to take questions after Roma’s 3-0 Serie A home defeat against Inter and got into a spat with a reporter.
He told a press conference that being a manager was much more difficult than being a journalist, and that’s why “we earn a lot more than you”.
Rather than answer for his squad’s performance, he delivered a brief monologue and exited the press conference.
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“Your job is a lot easier than ours which is why we earn a lot more than you,” the Roma manager told the first reporter who attempted to ask a question.
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In his monologue, Mourinho said: “I apologize to the studio, to the people at home who might be interested in their questions.
“Inter are stronger than us in normal conditions. In non-normal conditions, they are much stronger than us. Last season, they were 29 points ahead of Roma. Today, with injuries and suspended players, it was very, very difficult.
“Our attacking potential was practically nil. It was very important to score a goal, because we would only have two or three chances. We had three and didn’t score.
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“When you play with a defense that has [Roger] Ibanez and various others in positions that are not their usual ones, you still cannot concede the first and third goals. You just can’t.”
Mourinho’s side is starting to lose sight of the top of Serie A, with Roma (5th place, 25 points) now 13 points behind leaders AC Milan (38 points) with 22 matches left to play in the season.
Roma has now lost consecutive league matches and four of their last six, and Mourinho has started to revert to old patterns seen in some of his previous coaching stints.
Against Inter, Roma was by far second-best, with the visitors handing Mourinho the first 3-0 halftime deficit of his coaching career before coasting after halftime.