Jose Mourinho, director of Roma club, will experience the Conference League final against Feyenoord Rotterdam next Wednesday (9 pm) as “the most important in his career” even if he won two titles in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho still wants to celebrate the history of football. That’s good, he could become the first coach to win the Conference League – which kicked off this season – with Roma in a week’s time during the final against Feyenoord Rotterdam (25 May in Tirana). Despite his 28 titles, including the Champions League (in 2004 with Porto and in 2010 with Inter Milan) and two European Leagues (2003 and 2017), the Portuguese referee judges this meeting as the most important in his very rich career.
“We paid for our trip (in Europe) in the league”
“This final, for me, will be the most important, I launched it in an interview with Sky Sport Italia. Because I still have to play and maybe win. But first, there is a match against Torino (Friday in Serie A). ” Roma, sixth and last qualify for the Europa League. , is only one point ahead of Fiorentina and Atalanta Bergamo before this last day of the Italian Serie A.
“For me, the final play is always important, develop the technician. We will get there by playing 15 games (this season in the Conference League, editor’s note), which is a course we have paid for in the league. That’s why we want to win. We started in August, we traveled a lot, we played tough matches. , especially away from home, we play in Europe and then in the league, almost always against teams that had a week to prepare, they are paid with points (lost). In the standings, I immediately follow Thursday’s matches and the referees’ mistakes.”
The former coach is advancing very cautiously before this match against an opponent who has been well off since the end of the Dutch championship last weekend. Feyenoord even planned to train in Portugal before the final.
“The competition was tough, but if you get compensation by winning the title, it makes history beautiful, continued Mourinho. But we have to win. Will Feyenoord get more rest? It’s not a small advantage, but a big advantage. We have to do it. Against Torino. And it’s an important match, it will be difficult to rest everyone. They (Rotterdam) will have an extra week with their training period in Portugal, but the final is coming and we have to forget about the little problems. If you ask me again before 25, I will tell you that Feyenoord has no advantage.”