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Henrikh Mkhitaryan Claims Jose Mourinho "Doesn't Care if Roma Play Bad Football"

By Amreen
Mourinho was appointed Roma boss earlier this summer
Mourinho was appointed Roma boss earlier this summer / Fabio Rossi/Getty Images

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has claimed new Roma boss, Jose Mourinho, "doesn't care" if the team plays good or football, as the Portuguese looks to create a winning mentality in the Italian capital.

Mourinho returned to Serie A earlier this summer, having previously achieved glory in the league with Inter. And despite criticism over his time at Manchester United and Tottenham, Mkhitaryan believes Mourinho's ambition will help Roma a long way.

He told Sky Sports Italia: "Mourinho is very ambitious, he always wants to win. He doesn’t care if we play good or bad football, it’s all about the three points. Everyone knows he has won almost everything there is to win.

"I don’t want to talk about the past, we discussed it together and started from scratch on a different level. I know what he asks of his players and I am ready to give my all."

Mkhitaryan was widely expected to leave Roma this summer, but admitted he rejected other offers to sign a new one-year deal. He added: "I remained because I believed in the project of this club, I liked it from the first day.

"I am happy here, I like the team and the city. I believe we can win something with the Giallorossi. I had some offers from Italy and abroad, but I chose to remain and I’m pleased with that."