Jose Mourinho says he was mendacity to himself by making an attempt to minimize the importance of his 1000th sport in administration after he oversaw an exciting last-gasp win for AS Roma over Sassuolo on Sunday.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s stoppage-time winner sealed a 2-1 victory for the capital membership in a sport that noticed each side hit the publish, each goalkeepers produce prime saves and Sassuolo have two targets disallowed for offside.
It was a memorable approach for the Portuguese to reach a landmark that he beforehand downplayed by saying “it is always in my nature to be looking forward to the next match instead of dwelling on previous matches”, however he modified his tune at fulltime.
“During the week I was lying, even to myself, by saying that this was not a special match. I was trying to convince myself of that,” Mourinho instructed DAZN.
“It was a special match, with a special number for me; it was my 1000th game on the bench. I wanted to remember it for the rest of my life. I did not want to lose.”
Mourinho joined Roma in May, the 10th membership of a 21-year administration profession that has seen him win trophies in 4 nations and lead main European golf equipment like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho sprinted down the touchline to rejoice underneath the stands together with his gamers when the profitable purpose went in to seal a end result that despatched Roma prime of the Serie A desk.
“The game could have ended 6-6 or 7-7, they could have won 2-1 like we did. Rui Patricio made two or three incredible saves, we missed two chances in front of an empty goal. For a neutral it was an extraordinary match,” he stated.
“Today I did not feel 58 years old, I felt like I was 10, 12 or 14, my run was like a child. I apologised to (Sassuolo coach Alessio) Dionisi, they played a fantastic match and if they had won there would be no argument, they played well.”