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Roma star Rick Karsdorp ‘has already left the city’ after Jose Mourinho left him out of the squad

Marcus Chan

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Roma star Rick Karsdorp ‘has already left the city’ after Jose Mourinho left him out of the squad

Roma star Rick Karsdorp has reported left the city after Jose Mourinho left him out of the squad for his side’s clash against Torino.

Mourinho made the headlines after Roma’s match with Sassuolo last week.

The Portuguese openly blamed one of his players for the goal his side conceded. Although he did not name the player, many assumed it was Karsdorp. Italian news outlet Corriere Dello Sport also reported that the Dutchman was the player Mourinho was unhappy with.

After the match with Sassuolo, Mourinho said: “It was a team that wanted to win against a tough opponent, I am sorry that the efforts of the team were betrayed by the attitude of one unprofessional player.

“An unprofessional attitude that is not fair to his teammates, that is what disappoints me. A point away from home is still not a negative result and I am happy with the general attitude of my squad.”

He added: “I won't tell you. I had 16 players on the field tonight and I liked the attitude of 15 of them. In January, he needs to find himself another club.”

After this stunning public accusation, Karsdorp has now been left out of Mourinho’s squad for the match against Torino.

According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Karsdorp has already left the city. He tweeted: “Mourinho three days ago: “There’s a player who betrayed everyone else's effort, I told him to find a new club by January. Mourinho today: ‘I decided not to call up Karsdorp today and he knows why. It’s my decision’. Karsdorp has already left the city with his family today.”

The 27-year-old’s agent, Johan Henkes has hit back at Mourinho for his words. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Henkes said: “I’m surprised by Mourinho’s words, I want an explanation. We’re also surprised by the fact that everyone’s been pointing fingers at Rick despite neither Mourinho or Roma uttered his name,” Henkes told the Italian newspaper.

“We want an explanation from the club about the coach’s words and the way he did it.”

Mourinho was the centre of attention once again after he was sent off during Roma’s clash with Torino. A late Nemanja Matic goal in stoppage time rescued a 1-1 draw.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Jose Mourinho, AS Roma, Serie A

Marcus Chan
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