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Mourinho Roma cares about happy players, not old fans

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ReutersMay 19, 2023, 01:052 minutes to read

Roma coach Jose Mourinho said he is not eager to become a legend at the club after leading his team to a second successive European final with a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen after the second leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

The 60-year-old, who won the 2017 European Championship for clubs with Manchester United, led Roma to win the Europa League title last season.

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“My concern is that I will not keep my place in the history books of Roma,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “She helps these kids [players] “Growing up and achieving big things is important,” he said. It also helps the Roma fans, who have given me so much since day one. It gives me great pleasure to reach another final. »

“The guys are doing their best, this match is the result of our work, our experience, our tactical wisdom and our knowledge to stay in the matches. It’s a great team.”

Mourinho expressed his gratitude to the Roma fans for their fantastic support throughout the Europa League season, while asking them to continue their support as the team prepares to return to the tournament. Series A Labor at Salernitana House on Mondays.

“I don’t know if I can ask the fans for anything else, but these boys deserve something special on Monday when we leave Trigoria.” [training ground]. ”

However, Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini said all the credit should go to Mourinho for the team’s success.

“It’s different, it makes you realize how important the game is. You come here and everybody knows what they have to do,” he said.

“We study, we organize ourselves, we watch videos. Especially in Europe you can see what the coach brings us. Mourinho is the creator of this character that we have.”

Roma ranks sixth in the Italian League with 59 points, two points behind AC Milan and six points behind Lazio at the bottom of the Champions League.

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