AS Roma has completely scrapped plans for an Asian tour prepared as part of this summer’s pre-season. The two friendly matches in Korea were canceled first, and the friendly match in Singapore was also canceled.
Roma, led by José Mourinho, were scheduled to play pre-season matches in South Korea and Singapore this summer. Ahead of the new season, the plan was to improve the performance of the players through team training and friendly matches.
However, the schedule in Korea was canceled first. Roma were scheduled to face Wolverhampton Wanderers and Incheon United on 29 July and 1 August respectively. However, the contract was canceled because the organizers did not pay the promised funds.
Roma hurriedly looked for other alternatives, but was unsuccessful. In the end, Roma canceled their friendly against Tottenham Hotspur in Singapore on July 26 at the ‘Singapore Festival of Football’.
According to the Italian and Singaporean media, the cancellation of the schedule is Mourinho’s decision. It is judged that it is in the team’s interest to focus on training rather than one long-distance friendly match for financial gain. 메이저놀이터 추천
The match received a lot of attention in Singapore as the ‘Mourinho Derby’, and even though tickets for the game and open training tickets had already been sold, coach Mourinho’s decision could not be stopped. Singapore’s organizers decided to refund ticket purchasers for the match and open training, and hired the Lion City Sailors as a replacement team.
Meanwhile, Roma decided to digest pre-season training in Algarve, southern Portugal, instead of the canceled Asian tour schedule.