A tactical whiteboard, an incomplete lineup, and two dates, July 10th and 17th: these are Mourinho’s notes as he organizes and prepares Roma for the new season on the day of the team’s gathering at Trigoria. On Instagram, Mou has depicted the current situation, placing magnets with the names of the players he already has at his disposal from today (July 10th) and those he will have in a week (on the 17th). He takes into account the absences of some key players and the injuries of Abraham and Kumbulla, who are marked as unavailable on the whiteboard.
Mourinho’s list of selected players The Portuguese coach does not have a complete starting lineup yet. The two goalkeepers are Svilar and Boer, while Mancini, Smalling, and Llorente are the defenders. The wing-backs are Karsdorp and Zalewski. In midfield, there is a gap where Matic, the surprising inclusion Pagano – a young player from the Primavera team – and Aouar are the only options. With the young player managed by Totti placed ahead of the former Lyon player. In the attack, there are Dybala, El Shaarawy, Solbakken, and Belotti. These are the players that Mourinho can already count on. The players he will have from July 17th onwards include Cristante, Bove, Spinazzola, Ibanez, Celik, Pellegrini, Rui Patricio, and N’Dicka.