Daniele de Rossi Slams Romelu Lukaku and Leandro Paredes Despite Cagliari Win

Daniele de Rossi Slams Romelu Lukaku and Leandro Paredes Despite Cagliari Win

Martin Moses
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Romelu Lukaku and Leandro Paredes' actions infuriated Daniele De Rossi
  • The AS Roma boss was not impressed despite a huge 4-0 win over Cagliari
  • The Giallorossi have won three games since Jose Mourinho was sacked

AS Roma manager Daniele De Rossi has called out Romelu Lukaku's and Leandro Parades' behaviour in their 4-0 win over Cagliari.

De Rossi won his third consecutive match since replacing Jose Mourinho but was far from happy with the conduct of two of his star players.

Daniele De Rossi, Leandro Paredes, AS Roma, Romelu Lukaku, AS Roma.
AS Roma boss Daniele De Rossi gestures on the touchline during their game against Cagliari. Photo by Emmanuele Ciancaglini.
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Lukaku had a confrontation with former Everton defender Yerry Mina, with their teammates having to separate them. Paredes was later booked after clashing with Nahitan Nandez.

The actions got the players in trouble with their manager, who branded their behaviour 'truly stupid.'

"Look, I like it when players try to defend their teammates, but when leading 4-0, they need to be intelligent. We need to clamp down on this behaviour because getting booked when you are 4-0 up is truly stupid. We cannot afford to lose any of these players," said the former midfielder, as quoted by GOAL.

How AS Roma vs Cagliari unravelled

The Giallorossi made light work of Cagliari thanks to a brace from Paulo Dybala and a goal apiece from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Dean Huijsen. They have beaten Verona and Salernitana since Mourinho was relieved of his duties in mid-January.

The three wins on the bounce have seen the capital club rejuvenate their Champions League hopes. They are currently in fifth place on the Serie A standings with 38 points, one behind Atalanta in fourth, who have a game in hand. De Rossi will have his first acid test this weekend when he welcomes league leaders Inter Milan at the Olimpico.

Manchester United fans react to Mourinho return rumours

Sports Brief also reported that Manchester United fans are seemingly in agreement over Jose Mourinho's potential return to the club.

Mourinho is reportedly interested in returning to Manchester United after his dismissal by AS Roma.

Erik ten Hag was under pressure towards the end of last year but seems to have gotten his groove back. The Red Devils are yet to lose this year.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)