AS Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini stated that Bodo/Glimt coach Kjetil Knutsen attacked a member of his membership’s workers after the Italian facet’s 2-1 Europa Convention League defeat in Norway on Thursday.
After the quarterfinal first-leg defeat, on the bottom the place Roma suffered an humiliating 6-1 loss within the group phases again in October, the groups clashed on the touchline following the ultimate whistle.
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“We got here right here with the utmost respect, respecting truthful play,” Pellegrini informed Sky Sport Italia. “They behaved badly with us.
“Even their coach attacked our goalkeeper coach Nuno Santos. I feel that is an insult to the competitors. I feel it’s an insult additionally to Rome and to the Romans.
“I’m truthfully nonetheless shaken by what I simply noticed, it’s completely shameful. Now we wish to ship Bodo house, additionally due to what occurred off the sector.”
Native police operations chief Kai Eriksen informed Norwegian newspaper VG that “there have been allegations of first a verbal, then a bodily incident between the 2 teaching groups within the participant tunnel.”
He added that not one of the events wished to press fees. Bodo declined to remark when approached by Reuters, whereas the European soccer governing physique UEFA stated that it’s going to wait on experiences from the sport after which the disciplinary physique will assess if any motion is to be taken.
Roma coach Jose Mourinho was additionally sad with the synthetic pitch in Norway, blaming the artificial floor for defender Gianluca Mancini‘s damage that pressured him to be withdrawn on Thursday.
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“It’s a pity that we had an essential damage, which I name the accidents of the plastic pitches,” Mourinho informed BT Sport.
“It’s out of our management. Folks determined that European competitions could be performed on plastic pitches, so we now have to play.”
The groups meet once more subsequent week within the second leg within the Italian capital.