Jose Mourinho declared Roma are establishing a promising squad after landing their second consecutive win in Serie A with a 4-0 victory over Salernitana.
Mourinho’s men followed up a 3-1 defeat of Fiorentina with the four-goal rout – just the second time since the 1970s they have scored at least seven goals in their opening two Serie A matches.
It is also the first time they have started a Serie A campaign with successive wins since 2014-15. They were inspired by Henrikh Mkhitaryan who provided another assist on Sunday and has now been directly involved in eight goals in his last six top-flight games.
Mourinho, who is the third coach to win his first two Serie A games with Roma, is satisfied with the progress his side are making.
“It was impossible not to win, I was calm from the first minute because the team played really well,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“I arrived happy at Roma, I was happy to be back in Italy and in a team with real fans and people who are passionate.
“I don’t want too much time and tranquillity, it would go against my nature. It’s not time to finish seventh or eighth, I want to speed up the growth process.
“We are building a good group, I am not saying that I would like to have more quality, but more experience.
“I need a squad and a team that is on the pitch, there are richer squads than ours but I’m working well.”
7 – This is only the second time since the 1970s that AS Roma have scored at least seven goals in the opening two Serie A matches of a season (the first in 2003/04 campaign). Overflow.#SalernitanaRoma pic.twitter.com/oUXfkMw29r
— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) August 29, 2021
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