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Jose Mourinho makes shocking 1000th game admission

2021-09-13 07:54:00 1481 Versions

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.”


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