Jose Mourinho: AS Roma Boss Under Fire After Making Critical Accusations Against Rick Karsdorp
- AS Roma defender Rick Karsdorp has fired back at Jose Mourinho via his agent Johan Henkes
- Mourinho went into a full rant against an unnamed player after his side were held to a one-all draw by Sassuolo
- It is believed that the player Mourinho accused of betrayal was Karsdrop and his agent has vowed to seek clarification from the club
The agent of AS Roma defender Rick Karsdorp has revealed that he intends to seek answers from the club and the head coach Jose Mourinho, over comments made recently.
There has been some growing sense of disquiet in the capital club after Mourinho blasted one player, following their frustrating draw against Sassuolo.
The agent of Karsdorp, Johan Henkes has said he was surprised by Mourinho's words and would seek clarification on why everyone thinks that the manager's comments were aimed at his client.
"We’re also surprised by the fact that everyone’s been pointing fingers at Rick, despite neither Mourinho or Roma uttering his name. We want an explanation from the club about the coach’s words and the way he did it," as quoted by Roma Press.
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Mourinho and Karsdorp: what happened?
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Mourinho did not hold criticism back for one specific player, during his post-match interview after Roma endured a frustrating 1-1 draw against Sassuolo on November 9.
Roma looked to be on course for victory after Tammy Abraham scored his first Serie A goal since September, with a brilliant header in the 80th minute.
However, it was Sassuolo who had the last laugh, as Andrea Pinamonti scored five minutes later from a swift counter-attack to bring the match to a 1-1 draw.
Mourinho, who is no stranger to controversy, was at it again after the draw against a struggling opponent. The former Chelsea boss brutally criticised an unnamed player, saying his efforts betrayed the whole team.
The unnamed player is believed to have been Karsdorp. The Dutch international started the game on the bench and was introduced in the 65th minute in place of Mehmet Zeki Celik.