AS Roma achieved huge success under the leadership of Jose Mourinho and secured the final of the Europa League. The fans are delirious and overjoyed with what the Portuguese expert is doing. Jose Mourinho commented on the success of his team after this important match.
He is especially happy for the fans, but also for the players whom he helped to reach this level. "My concern isn't marking my place in the Roma history books," Mourinho said, quoted by eurosport.com "It's helping these kids [players] to grow, to achieve important things.
It's also helping the Roma fans who have given me so much since day one.
It's an immense joy to get to another final."
AZ Alkmaar match
The players gave their best in the match against AZ Alkmaar. Although the Dutch team had the initiative, AS Roma looked great tactically. The players listened to Jose Mourinho and understood what he wanted in this match.
The most important thing for them is that they secured the final. "The boys give everything, this game is the result of our work, experience, tactical wisdom and knowing how to stay in matches. It's an incredible team." The Portuguese once again emphasized the great support from the fans.
"I don't know if I can ask anything more from the fans, but these boys deserve something special on Monday when we depart Trigoria the club’s [training ground]."
Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini praised Jose Mourinho, who will play the second final in the last two years.
"He's different, he makes you realise the importance of the match," Pellegrini said. "We came here and everyone knew what they had to do.
We study, we organise ourselves, we watch videos. Especially in Europe, you can see what the coach brings us. Mourinho is the creator of this personality of ours."