BODØ (Nettavisen): Just as before the shocking 1-6 loss last fall, Roma chose to stick with the Aspmyra walk right after arriving in Bodø on Wednesday night.
Wednesday’s training took place at the Trigoria training ground in Rome earlier in the day, so the warm-up period before the match will be an opportunity for the players to get to know Aspmyra’s artificial turf.
The online newspaper asked Jose Mourinho why he again chose to leave training at Aspmyra the day before the match.
Being on a bad track one day is better than being on a bad track for two days. So it’s not about adapting or not adapting. Mourinho told Nettavisen: You’re only there one day, and then you run away from there.
Veplay expert commentator Lars Theranos is surprised by Mourinho and Roma’s choices.
Nettavisen’s expert commentator explains.
– I think the artificial turf in Aspmyra is so different from what Roma face in all the other matches that it would have paid off in tonight’s game to train there, says Tjærnås.
However, he emphasized one important thing:
Good football players probably manage to adjust well during the match, but I’m excited about the first 15-20 minutes.
In the first meeting between the two teams at Aspmyra, Roma barely managed to borrow the ball in the first half of the match, and Bodø/Glimt went 2-0 up after 20 minutes of play.
Jose Mourinho didn’t get an equally warm welcome at Aspmyra this time:
Stamsø Muller: – He may be very worried
TV 2 football expert Simen Stamsø Møller believes Mourinho fears first and foremost the injury of players while training and playing on artificial turf.
From a sporting point of view, I don’t think it’s best not to train there the day before the match, but many people are very afraid of the stress of artificial turf – they are probably very worried about it. It’s such an unfamiliar surface that they’re probably afraid of it, Stamsø Muller tells Nettavisen.
It is possible to understand that, in that they have important matches in all of Europe, and they are relegated to fourth place in the league. Then they will definitely avoid injuries. There may be something in there, says Stamsø Muller.
The Bodo/Glimt-Roma match kicks off at 21.00 on Thursday. You can follow the match in our live system.
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