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Nicolo Zaniolo, the attacking midfielder of Roma, would have launched an arm wrestle with his club to obtain his release. The Italian has been skipping training sessions since then. In a press conference, José Mourinho revealed everything there is to know about the player.
“I can not answer this question, unfortunately it seems that I’m right. Unfortunately, what I said after Spezia seems to be coming true. Why unfortunately? Because the player has been saying for a month that he wants to leave. After Spezia, I gave Monday off, while Tuesday will be an optional training. All the players who did not play in La Spezia have trained, many players on the field have come anyway. These are the players that the coaches want. Even those who don’t play must think that the team might need them.
Those are the ones I want. If a player always tells everyone that he doesn’t want to wear the shirt of Roma, I must say unfortunately. The ideal situation is that the player is happy. I said that I expected him to stay, but today I add unfortunately. Today I repeat that Zaniolo will not be available, that we are focused on the game and that my attention is on the players who will be present. This is not the case of Zaniolo, “said Jose Mourinho.