Mourinho remains positive after Napoli earn late win over Roma

Napoli's Argentinian forward Giovanni Simeone (R) reacts after scoring the second goal of the match for his team during the Italian Serie A football match between Napoli and AS Roma at the Diego-Maradona Stadium in Naples on January 29, 2023. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)

Roma manager Jose Mourinho wasn’t dissuaded following his team’s 2-1 defeat versus Napoli this evening at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The Giallorossi appeared to be headed for a well-deserved draw this evening versus the Partenopei in Round 20 of Serie A.

However, striker Gio Simeone scored in the 86th minute to secure Luciano Spalletti’s men a late victory and cement their place at the top of the Serie A table. Despite the loss, the Special One was very positive after the game thanks to his team’s performance.

“This was our best game of the season from kick-off,” Mourinho told DAZN.

“After Osimhen’s goal, there was a 10-15 minute stretch where you could sense the feeling of injustice in the air. The team was always in control, recovering the ball and defending very well.”

“I think this is the type of game where you lose and come out more confident than before,” he added.