Jose Mourinho makes shocking 1000th game admission
AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho shockingly admitted that he lied to himself when he tried to not pay attention to his 1000th game as a coach.
Jose Mourinho is considered as one of the greatest football coaches in history. Barring his stint with Tottenham Hotspur, Mourinho has had a wonderful career in the English Premier League and La Liga.
At present, Jose Mourinho seems to have found a new lease on life with Roma as he has already led the club to the top of the Serie A standings in his very first season.
What’s even more thrilling, the Portuguese tactician played his 1000th match with the Italian outfit and sealed it with a crucial win over Sassuolo on Sunday.
Revealing his true feelings about his incredible feat, Jose Mourinho said that it was indeed a “special match.”
“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 told “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 also admitted that he felt “like a child” as he ran across the pitch to celebrate Roma’s stunning win.
“They [Sassuolo] could have won 2-1 like we did,” he added. “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. Today I did not feel 58 years old, I felt like I was 10, 12 or 14, my run was like a child. I apologized to [Sassuolo coach Alessio] Dionisi, they played a fantastic match and if they had won there would be no argument, they played well.”