Football News

“The worst of my career” – Jose Mourinho’s Roma are in trouble

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 19:00, 29 September 2023

Jose Mourinho says Roma can not feel sorry for themselves after enduring his worst start to a season.

The Giallorossi suffered a 4-1 loss at Genoa last time out. It proved to be a third defeat in six league matches subsequently leaving them two places above the relegation places heading into Serie A matchday seven.

BetMGM sign-up offer: Get £40 in free bets when you bet £10

Not signed up to BetMGM yet? Here's how eligible readers* can take advantage of their welcome offer:

  1. Open an account at BetMGM using this link.
  2. Select the Sports Welcome Offer.
  3. Get the offer from the ‘My Offers’ page.
  4. Deposit and place a £10 bet at odds of 1/1 (2.0) or greater.
  5. When it settles, unlock £40 in Free Bets

*New customer only. 3 days to claim & 7 days to place a qualifying bet to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 Horse racing, 1 x £10 Free Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 Football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. For more information, visit

Equally damning is the fact Roma has earned five points in the league this season, they have never done worse after the first six games played in the three points-for-a-win era (five also in 2010/11).

With a draw or a defeat against Frosinone, they will set their worst record after the first seven games played in a single Serie A campaign in the three points-for-a-win era.

Furthermore, it’s the worst start to a campaign in Mourinho’s entire career, beating the seven points at Chelsea in 2015/16.

Mourinho, though, is ready to move on while reflecting on this low point during an illustrious managerial career.

“It is the worst of my career too. However, I also think it is the first time that Roma have played two European Finals in a row,” he told DAZN.

“It is the squad we have and with this squad we must emerge from this situation. There is no more transfer window, nobody can leave or arrive, this is the group we have with its qualities and its problems.

“We have no time to cry. We can cry internally, because it hurts our heart, especially for me because of my rapport with the Roma fans. But tomorrow we will be back at work. The next game is worth three points, not seven or eight, but it becomes a very, very important match for us.”