Roma dream of Scudetto as Mourinho’s red-hot Giallorossi retains perfect start – Pellegrini

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Lorenzo Pellegrini said Roma are dreaming of Serie A glory after maintaining their perfect start to the season by placing the newly promoted Salernitana 4-0.

Roma captain Pellegrini scored twice as Giallorossi made it two wins from two games to open the 2021-22 league campaign on Sunday.

Jordan Veretout and new signing Tammy Abraham were also in goal for Roma, who have scored at least seven goals in their first two Serie A matches for just the second time since the 1970s, after defeating Fiorentina 3-1 on match day one.

Roma have not won the Scudetto since 2000-01, after failing to finish in the top four in 2019 (sixth), 2020 (fifth) and 2021 (seventh).

Former Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter boss Mourinho is in his first season with Roma, and after fans signed Scudetto, the Italian international Pellegrini told DAZN: “We hope one day to have this dream to come true.

“It feels different this year, we are told to take it one match at a time, and this time it is really the approach we take.

“We will never talk about the next match, no matter how important, before it has been played.”

Mourinho became the third Roma head coach to win his first two Serie A matches since 2000, following Claudio Ranieri in 2009-10 and Rudi Garcia in 2013-14.

Roma have meanwhile won both of their first two Serie A matches for the first time since the 2014-15 season.

“I’m really happy we won a match that was not straightforward,” said Pellegrini, who has scored five of his last six Serie A goals against newly promoted teams.

“It was not easy to find the goal, but we managed to do it at the beginning of the second half, and after that it was much easier.”



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