Mourinho taking drastic action to stamp his authority on Roma players

New Roma boss Jose Mourinho is whipping his players into shape by filming their training sessions with a drone and showing them their mistakes in real time.

Mourinho has moved quickly to implement the new strategy at the training ground as the Serie A stars are shown just where they are going wrong.

The club released a video of the drone technology being set-up which displays the players huddled around a camera watching their actions back.

Mourinho was appointed in May after being fired from Tottenham Hotspur and he has spoken about results he wants this season.

He said: “You always talk about titles, we talk about the project and work. It would be easy to promise a title, but the reality is different.

Jose Mourinho wants good results from his Roma side

“We talk about the project and about improving. You talk about titles, we talk about projects. The owners don’t want an isolated success, they want to get there and stay there, which is more difficult.

“It’s easy to win and have no money to pay salaries, but we want to be sustainable and the club and I share the same view. We’ll work and we’ll reach a title.”

And he added about being compared to former Inter boss Antonio Conte: “There are some coaches in the clubs’ history that you should never compare to others. For this club, don’t compare Capello or Liedholm to other coaches.

“For Inter, never compare others to Herrera or me, because you just can’t do that.

“Ronaldo should not be worried about me because I am not playing at centre-back. Had I played centre-back, I’d hit him, but unfortunately, I am not good enough and I am too old to play against him.”

The boss’ time in charge has got off to a flying start with the help of the drones as Roma defeated Tuscans Montecatini 10-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Mourinho has drones at Roma
Mourinho has drones at Roma

However, the upcoming campaign will have to be played without Leonardo Spinazzola who ruptured his Achilles while on Euro 2020 duty with Italy.

Mourinho had thought he could replace the left-back with Manchester United’s Alex Telles on a loan deal but his former club has blocked the offer.

United are open to offers for the defender this summer but the deal would have to be permanent.

And though he wasn’t given much game time last term due to the good form of Luke Shaw, Telles has said he is happy at the Premier League club.

He said: “It’s a pleasure to be at Manchester United coming into my second season.

“Last season, we came really close to winning trophies, so we go into this next season with a lot of desire and I really want to show my work and my value here at the club.”

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