Head Coach of AS Roma Jose Mourinho has leapt to the defense of Ghanaian youngster Felix Afena Gyan over allegations hurled at him for injuring teammate Georginio Wijnaldum.
Georginio Wijnaldum joined AS Roma on a season-long loan from French giants Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, but a fresh start for the 31-year-old has been dealt a crushing blow which is likely to rule him out of the Qatar World Cup in November.
The Netherland midfielder suffered a broken leg in training with AS Roma midfielder over the weekend. According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, Wijnaldum broke his leg after he collided with a team-mate who’s believed to be Felix Afena-Gyan.
The reports has made the Ghanaian youngster a subject of abuse on social media. Reacting to the situation, Jose Mourinho took to Instagram to defend the Ghanaian youngster.
“Sometimes football can be s**t. In only two weeks, Gini became one of us because of his human qualities (his football qualities we already knew) Sadly, in a very unfortunate accident he had a bad injury that will keep him away from playing for a long time.
“But it’s not just football to be s**t sometimes, people can also be…those who initiated the rumours that a top kid like Felix (Afena-Gyan) could be responsible for what happened are real s**m. Let’s all be together tonight.”
Jose Mourinho and his AS Roma team will hope to dump off the off-field issues when they face Seria A newboys Cremonese at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.