Roma qualified for the quarter-finals of the Europa League after drawing with Real Sociedad on Thursday (0-0, 2-0 on aggregate). Jose Mourinho took the opportunity to pay for Juventus who qualified but donated them from the Champions League, especially Lazio, who were eliminated in the Conference League.
Mourinho style victory and qualification. After winning the first leg at home (2-0), Roma made their debut on Thursday at Real Sociedad. Roma snatched a draw (0-0) and qualified for the quarter-finals of the European League. It was enough to see Jose Mourinho take a swipe at his rivals. When asked after the meeting about staying in the race on the continental stage … “Special One” replied with her secret course.
“I also prepared a reaction in case of elimination today. I would have told you:” It’s better for us, let’s focus on the Italian league,” the Portuguese coach joked. But I’m happy to reach the quarter-finals. Even if the accumulation of matches will be difficult. “
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“UEFA will have to spend the money”
Jose Mourinho, the defending champion and the first winner of the C4 with Roma, did not miss the opportunity to ridicule the Laziale club, which was eliminated by AZ Alkmaar in the Conference League, while the two Romanian clubs continue to fight to stay on the podium in the Italian League.
“[Ce sera donc plus simple pour la Lazio désormais?] Surely, this is better for Lazio. The former Chelsea and Inter player said with a wry smile that UEFA would have to spend the money to move the trophy. He could have stayed in Rome. Maybe he’ll go to Florence.”
Mourinho pushes Juventus
Then asked about the rest of the Europa League and the renaissance of Italian football, the eccentric Portuguese technician sent a errant ball to Juventus. Not without forgetting that Italy still has many representatives in various European competitions.
“There are three Italian teams in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. They are the most represented country. And Juventus and we are in the quarter-finals of the Europa League. But in my opinion, Juventus shouldn’t be able to. Play the Europa League, drop Jose Mourinho. I could be wrong, but “I think when you’re eliminated from a competition, you’re eliminated. But we’re there with Juventus. Fiorentina are the big favorites in the Conference League. And that’s great.”