Roma are back into the game after the Derby, also immediately after the success in the Conference League. Against Empoli the team finds itself again and the 3 points earned are essential to prepare the challenges at the top after the international break.
The trip to Turin against Juve is the first major test that Mourinho will have to face. Then immediately Napoli the league leaders at the Olimpico. In between, the trip to Norway at Bodo’s. We will think about Milan later. Apart from the Conference league match where we will certainly see a lot of changes, it is essential to come out unscathed from these two great challenges.
Juve are back on track, with Chiesa the greatest threat. Juventus at the J-Stadium is now a continuous taboo, apart from the picnic at the end of the season last year, in between Garcia’s violins, referees and so on. Winning in Turin right now would be an incredible driving force for the Mourinho gang, but also a half miracle. Allegri’s team has many internationals playing around the world, Roma gets along with only Vina in South America, and Tammy’s injury. What we know is that Juve makes a few mistakes at Allianz Arena, Roma will have to be good at making the perfect match to come out with at least a positive result.
The same goes for the next match with the Neapolitans, in the lead with full points, with the return of Spalletti who probably can’t wait to silence those whistles that will once again pour down on him from the stands of the Olimpico. If in Turin a draw would also go well, with Napoli at home it is hoped to be able to win despite Osimhen and his teammates are in great shape.
But the Napoli seen on the pitch so far is really scary, to beat them will need a masterful test, few distractions in defense, a solid and free-range midfield, ready to press to go on the break. I would like to be able to take at least 4 points from these two challenges, but I think that two draws would still be positive results for this team, right now, for technical and structural values, for the morale and to hold on to the train that leads to fourth place, the real objective of the season. In my opinion Jose ‘Mourinho thinks so too. Daje Roma.