Roma coach Mourinho blames 'one unprofessional player' for Empoli draw

Roma coach Jose Mourinho blamed one unnamed player for their 1-1 draw with Empoli on Wednesday night.

Tammy Abraham broke his two-month Serie A goal drought for Roma, but Andrea Pinamonti equalised from close range five minutes later.

“We had a good performance, with a positive, professional, serious attitude. The last two days were difficult,” Mourinho told DAZN afterwards.

“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. You didn’t see me talking that way about Roger Ibanez against Lazio, because errors are part of the game, his attitude was never a problem.

“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.”

Asked who the player is, the coach added: “I won’t tell you. I had 16 players on the field tonight and I liked the attitude of 15 of them. I told the other than he had this attitude today only and not always. Now we want to close this period of the season with three points.

“In January, he needs to find himself another club.”