Jose Mourinho Rates Roma's Chances of Winning the Serie A Ahead of Season Opener

Jose Mourinho Rates Roma's Chances of Winning the Serie A Ahead of Season Opener

  • Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that AS Roma have what it takes to win the Italian top-flight league this season
  • Roma have sealed a number of incredible signings this summer, sparking propositions that they are favourites to win the Scudetto
  • The Mourinho-tutored side are set to curtain-raise their Serie A campaign with a trip to Salernitana on Sunday

Jose Mourinho has rated AS Roma's chances of winning the Serie A title ahead of the first game of the season in the Italian top-flight.

Roma are scheduled o kick off the new season with a trip to Stadio Arechi to take on Salernitana on Sunday, August 14.

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Jose Mourinho, coach of AS Roma takes pictures with his mobile phone before the pre-season friendly football match between AS Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk. Photo by Antonietta Baldassarre.
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The match comes at a time Roma fans are upbeat they will be able to challenge for the Scudetto after a stunning transfer window.

The Giallorossi have sealed a number of incredible signings, including Paulo Dybala, who joined them from Juventus.

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Others are ex-Man United midfielder Nemanja Matic and Gini Wijnaldum, who joined them on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

Jose Mourinho dismisses Scudetto talk

Roma's decent transfer business has seen many back them as favourites to win the Italian top-flight league.

However, Mourinho contends his side are far from getting to that level, with the veteran Portuguese tactician dismissing that suggestion altogether.

“Roma can be a candidate for the Scudetto if there are 18 Scudetto available," Mourinho quipped, as quoted by Express UK.

"There is a lot of noise around us because of interesting matches against Tottenham and Shakhtar. We talk about us, while there is silence around other teams," he continued.

Paulo Dybala takes one of the worst corner kicks in history

Sports Brief had earlier reported that new AS Roma forward Paulo Dybala had a night to forget when he took on of the poorest corner kicks in football's history.

Dybala was making his second appearance for Jose Mourinho's men after joining the club on a free transfer from Juventus.

He arrived in the Italian capital with a lot of promise, but now he has a lot of work to do to mend his reputation after a failed corner kick. His effort failed to leave the ground at any point before wandering off the pitch before it could even reach the opponent's penalty area.