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Jose Mourinho describes the dire state of Roma’s injury crisis after the draw with AC Milan and takes a swipe at the chaotic Italian sports justice system. “I know that this kind of thing is considered normal here.”
“I don’t think we will see Rick Karsdorp on the pitch again this season. The same goes for Diego Llorente, while I doubt that Kumbulla will be 100% again . We can hope to see Chris Smalling again in two or three games, if possible. Gini Wijnaldum is close to his return, I do not know what the situation is with Paulo Dybala. We have protected his adductor to play against Atalanta. I’ve coached at clubs that had 1,000 options, now I’m part of a group of extraordinary guys and I’m proud to work with them,” said Mourinho at his press conference.
The battle for the top four is further complicated by Juventus partially winning the appeal to revoke the 15-point penalty for artificially inflating transfer fees to increase capital gains. However, that too is still up in the air, as the Federal Court of Appeal will have to rule on it again, potentially by the end of the season.