Roma chief Pinto: Karsdorp part of decision to miss Torino draw

Roma chief Tiago Pinto says Rick Karsdorp was part of the decision to omit him from last night’s 1-1 draw with Torino.

Going into the game, Karsdorp was named as the player Mourinho declared he had told to leave at the end of their draw with Sassuolo.

Pinto said before kickoff: “As for the Karsdorp theme, even if I don’t talk much, I don’t hide the problems.

“You all saw what happened. We, together with the player and the coach, decided that it would be better for everyone, for him and for the team, not to be in the game.

“Then, after the end of this match and as we have always done with the problems that have happened, we must put Roma’s interest above everything and we will certainly find a solution that is good for everyone.”