Lisbon – AFP
Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho seemed more motivated than ever, saying, “I’m still at the beginning of my career, and you should support me for more years to come,” despite the passage of 20 years since the start of his coaching career.
And the current coach of the Italian Roma still feels “young,” adding, Friday, during a press conference at the Faculty of Human Mobility at the University of Lisbon, from which he graduated in 1987, that “compared to what I was 20 years ago, in terms of motivation and the way I live for my job, it has not changed.” something”.
The 59-year-old, who won a few days ago the title of the first edition of the “Conference League” with Roma’s victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam 1-0 in the final, continued that he is approaching the final matches in the same way always, after he crowned his fifth continental title.
Mourinho made history by becoming the first coach to win continental titles with four different clubs; He previously won two Champions League titles with Porto (2004), with whom he also won the European Cup (2003), Inter Milan (2010), and the “European League” with Manchester United (2017).
Mourinho referred to the “Conference League” final by saying: “This final, which was my eighteenth, if I’m not mistaken, was not different from the first I won in the UEFA Cup with Porto in 2003.”
And the former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach continued: “A few days before it (the final match), there was tension of a special kind, like the hours before the match. I feel calm during the ninety minutes of the match, without emotions, and then (emotions) return the moment the final whistle blows.”
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