Serie A: Dive To Win More Penalties – Mourinho Directs Roma Players

The head coach of Roma, Jose Mourinho, has advised his players to dive to win more penalties.

Mourinho was furious after he believed his side was denied a spot-kick in their 1-0 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday.

The referee, Daniel Chiffi, showed the former Chelsea boss a red card for dissent after he waved away calls for a penalty.

After the game, Mourinho suggested his team would have had better luck had Zaniolo not tried to stay on his feet.

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“There was a very clear penalty. I asked the referee afterwards why, and asked him to be clear with me that it was because Zaniolo did not go down.

“So therefore I have to change my advice to my players, I have to tell them don’t try to stay on your feet, don’t play the ball, be a clown the way many who dive like they’re in a swimming pool do in this league, because that is evidently how you get penalties,” Mourinho said.

Roma still sixth on the Serie A table, with 13 points from their opening seven games.

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