Mourinho expresses his regret for Dybala’s absence after losing the derby

BERLIN: Roma coach Jose Mourinho expressed his grief over the absence of Argentina’s Paulo Dybala, after his team lost 1-0 to Lazio, but expressed his hopes that the Argentine international will return to participate in matches before the start of the World Cup. Philip Anderson took advantage of a mistake by Roger Ibans, to lead Lazio, led by coach Maurizio Sarri, to a decisive victory over the archrivales on Sunday, bringing Lazio to third place in the Italian championship. While Lazio missed the efforts of Sergei Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile at the Olympic Stadium, Roma were in able to pull only two shots in leads due to the absence of Dybala, the team’s top scorer with five goals in championship in this season. “We talked about Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile, we didn’t talk about Dybala”, said Mourinho in press conference after the game. He added: “I think it is more important, because it is he who passes the decisive passes to score goals. When some players are absent, we are faced with difficulties. “Dybala has been absent from Roma since October 9, after a hamstring injury, but Mourinho hopes the player will return to the next match in Turin. in program next Sunday, which will be a fan of the Argentine national team before the away match in Qatar. “Honestly Dybala wants to go to the World Cup, it’s hard to say no to that,” Mourinho told DAZN. If there is a good evolution regarding the injury, we hope to recover next Sunday against Torino “. (Dpa)