Renato Sanches, who arrived at AS Roma this summer after an underwhelming season with Paris Saint-Germain, has faced physical setbacks once again, causing concern around his new team and mostly by his new manager Jose Mourinho.
Sanches made his debut for AS Roma on August 20, playing for 26 minutes, but subsequently missed two matches due to discomfort.
After returning to the pitch last weekend, the 26-year-old Portuguese midfielder endured another injury setback, which forced him to leave the field after just 27 minutes of play.
Jose Mourinho, the manager of AS Roma, expressed his exasperation, saying, "Renato Sanches is a player who is too often questionable to play. It's difficult to understand. Bayern Munich did not understand, Paris Saint-Germain did not understand either. We are tired of trying to understand."
He continued, "He's a great player who needs to play. He played 45 minutes in the last match, he had three days of recovery. He was in great shape to play today but he felt something." Renato Sanches was substituted in Roma's last match for Leandro Paredes, who also joined the team from PSG earlier this summer, shortly before the half-hour mark.
Paredes played a role in the first goal scored by Roma, albeit unintentionally, as he inadvertently pushed an opponent to score an own goal in order to do that.
It's worth noting that during his sole season with PSG last year, Renato Sanches faced recurrent muscular injuries, missing a total of 19 matches due to these issues across all competitions.
These problems have seemingly gone nowhere and it's now Roma's time to deal with them and the player.