‘It’s Too Much’ – AS Roma Coach Jose Mourinho Reacts To Afena-Gyan’s Red Card
AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho isn’t keen to discuss the referee, who gave Ghanaian teen Felix Afena-Gyan a red card during injury time.
Afena Gyan was sent off for scoring a goal, which was later disallowed for an initial handball. This was his second booking card following his introduction during the 64th minutes.
While Mourinho’s gestures indicated that he was unsatisfied, but he refused to make comments on the officiating process, while admitting that his players naive were evident at times.
“I prefer not to speak about the referee. In my opinion, he did okay. I did not see either of the two incidents that led him to book Felix, and I would rather not say anything. But, that being said, we seem to continue to have this incredible record of picking up yellow cards. Even the yellow cards before, to Vina and Kumbulla … it’s too much,” he said after the game.
“We are a bit of a naive team, we are certainly not aggressive, and yet we still have this tally of yellow cards,” added the Portuguese gaffer.
The 18-year-old was making an appearance in the squad after recovering from COVID-19.
Chris Samlling and Roger Ibanez’s goals either side of the half-time break brought the Romans victory on Monday night.