“José Mourinho: “Smalling is not a boy who can stand pain

By Antoine Rabito on Saturday November 25, 2023
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On the sidelines of Roma’s match with Udinese, José Mourinho appeared in today’s press conference. The Portuguese coach raised a number of issues, in particular Smalling’s injury. In his opinion, the former Manchester United man is unlikely to play. He has not yet recovered from his injury, and the Special One admitted that he was less able to bear the pain than some other players.

“Smalling? There is an injury, there are also normal people like us who have more ability to tolerate pain. Smalling isn’t really a boy who knows how to play with pain. He holds back a little. But his injury is difficult, it’s a big frustration for me because he is in the position where we need him most We have to be patient, I can’t beat myself up or him. Let’s see when he comes back. Last week, he didn’t even spend a minute outside the medical department. I don’t even know if it’s windy outside, but it’s the first pain-free week. The plan is for him to go out in the field with the recoveries next week. I don’t expect that for another 2-3 weeks. Hopefully before 2024,” said José Mourinho in a press conference.

Antoine Rabito

Antoine Rabito

Italian soccer fan from France. Everyday, I read the italian newspapers looking for the best informations to share.

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