ROME MOURINHO – Jose Mourinho, Roma coach, spoke to Record’s microphones.
Rome, Mourinho: “The victory of the Conference on the same level as the other competitions. It was unexpected and gave us strong emotions “
Success in the Conference League
“Roma’s victory in the Conference League places it on the same level as a victory in other European competitions because it gave strong emotions, regardless of the size of the competition. There are clubs for which European victories are a natural consequence of investments and expectations. I was lucky that out of five victories, four were against nature. With Porto, for example, no one expected European victories, as well as with Inter. And even less with Roma ”.
“I lived them with madness and passion, they coincide with one of my main concerns as a manager. Giving happiness to others is the best thing in life. Rome? Very special victory “.
Judgment on the season
“It depends on who analyzes it. For some bad people, for me who are very demanding with myself, it was fantastic, because we didn’t have the skills to do better. There are those who have played more than 50 games. I had to let the young players play, I had tops out for many months, opponents like Inter, Milan, Juve, Naples, Atalanta and Lazio, then 14 games on Thursday with the championship on Sunday. We worked hard to improve, which is why I say great Tiago Pinto. He is my partner, partner, a great director and, today, a great friend. That’s why Benfica didn’t win ”.
What a league Serie A is
“A growing championship, even the small and medium-sized ones have quality of play and want to win. I’m happy to be back ”.
Judgment on the referees
“They are not only discussed in Serie A, but all over the world. Here is a difficult job for Mr. Rocchi, because there are fewer experienced referees and many young people. Some referee mistakes that affected several matches, but Serie A is a quality championship “.