Roma coach Jose Mourinho led “Vučica” to the finals of the European competition for the second year in a row. The team from the “eternal city” will fight for the Europa League trophy, and last season Mourinho brought the team the Conference League. However, the controversial Portuguese says that his motive is not to go down in Roma’s history.
Roma’s rival in the Europa League final will be Sevilla, the six-time winner of this competition. On Thursday, after a turnaround and extra time, the Andalusians were better than Juventus with 2:1.
“I don’t care if I write in the history books of Roma.” It is important for me to help these kids grow up, to learn how to achieve great results. Also, it’s important to me to make Roma fans feel good – they’ve given me so much since the first day I came to the club. “My joy for another place in the final is immeasurable,” said Jose Mourinho after the game.
“I think that we reached this victory with small tactical details – if we didn’t have Smalling on the bench, we might not even have reached the final,” said the trophy-winning Portuguese.
The LE final is scheduled for May 31 in Budapest.
AS Roma are qualified to Europa League final. 🟡🔴🏆 #UEL
It’s the sixth European final (Champions League, Europa League and Conference League included) for José Mourinho.
He won ALL of them; Portuguese coach only lost 3 Super Cup finals. pic.twitter.com/Ur3Tc3zSqE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 18, 2023