Jose Mourinho Blasts Hirving Lozano Following Ugly Scenes at End of Roma vs Napoli

Jose Mourinho Blasts Hirving Lozano Following Ugly Scenes at End of Roma vs Napoli

  • AS Roma Head Coach Jose Mourinho took issue with the conduct of Napoli's Hirving Lozano, following a heated clash at Stadio Olimpico
  • Mourinho argued that Lozano was constantly diving during the game to draw fouls against his side
  • The veteran head coach also clarified that the red card given at the end of the same was for a member of his playing staff

Jose Mourinho has accused Napoli's forward Hirving Lozano of attacking his player at the end of the clash between AS Roma and Napoli.

The two sides squared off at the Stadio Olimpico on October 23, with ugly scenes seen at the end of the game.

Jose Mourinho, Hirving Lozano, Andrea Belotti, Napoli, AS Roma, Stadio Olimpico
Hirving Lozano confronts Andrea Belotti at the end of the clash between Napoli and AS Roma on October 23. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto.
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Napoli walked away with maximum points courtesy of a Victor Osimhen stunner in the 80th minute. After the final whistle however, there was a confrontation between both sets of players, with the centre referee brandishing a red card.

It was assumed that the red card was for Roma defender Rick Karsdorp, but Mourinho clarified that it was one of his staff that had been given the red card.

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Mourinho accused Lozano of diving

The Roma boss then accused Lozano of attacking one of his players, as Tribal Football reports.

"I think it was my fitness coach who was sent off, but the referee got it wrong because Lozano attacked one of my men."

Mourinho further accused Lozano of excessive diving throughout the game. The victory maintained Napoli's unbeaten start to the season.

Luciano Spalletti's men lead the Serie A standings with 29 points, while Roma are fifth with 22 points.

Mourinho calls for Chris Smalling's addition to England squad

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Roma manager Jose Mourinho says he would not think twice about picking Chris Smalling if he was England's manager.

Smalling has been one of the in-form players for Mourinho's side this season and was once again crucial in keeping a clean sheet on Monday, October 17, as the Giallorossi claimed a crucial 1-0 win over Sampdoria.

It was another vintage performance from Jose Mourinho’s side, who got all three points thanks to a Lorenzo Pellegrini penalty in the ninth minute.

Source: Sports Brief News