By defeating Sevilla in the Europa League final, Roma coach Jose Mourinho marks the next record. However, the Spanish record winner has other plans.
Jose Mourinho He strives for a record as a coach, but has to compete against a record winner. to me Rome From portuguese results in European League Final against FC Seville Wednesday (9 p.m./Servus-TV Gwen) the chance to win a second consecutive international title.
The sixth in the Italian League meets the eleventh in the League. Mourinho will be in Budapest if successful with Six titles He became the only record coach in the European Cup.
Perfect in the finals
It would be six out of six for the Portuguese if Roma win at the Puskas Arena. Mourinho has won all of his previous five finals in international club competitions. with the Porto He won the European League in 2003 and the Champions League sensationally in 2004.
Six years later he won the first division intermilan2017 and then again the European League with Manchester Unitedbefore it was last year with Rome Won the league conference.
Mourinho still shares the record with the old master of Italy Giovanni Trapattoni, who also won five European titles. Mourinho took it easy on the outside. The 60-year-old didn’t want to deal with his balance sheet.
“If you look at Sevilla, you will see that Sevilla win every final. But the truth is that the past does not win matches. I don’t like superstition. “It’s a new final, it’s a new story,” Mourinho said in an interview with UEFA.
Mourinho: “It doesn’t mean anything to me”
He was also the first coach in the European League Three different clubs “It doesn’t mean anything to me,” said Mourinho. “At this point in my career, all I can think about is the joy I can give to the fans.” Of course he longs for the “big moments”.
The Portuguese admitted he had some finals experience – like Roma. A year ago, the yellow and reds won 1-0 in the final against Feyenoord Rotterdam. He was The first European title for the traditional club Absolutely.
The final route through Salzburg
This year, the Romans, second in their Europa League group, eliminated the player who moved out of the Champions League in the play-off. Red Bull Salzburg. 0:1 in Wals-Siezenheim was followed by 2:0 in Rome. Salzburg coach Matthias Gisli was paying attention at the time “Fortress” of the Italians.
This should not fall. more Real Sociedad And Feyenoord Rotterdam The Giallorossi made their way to the semi-finals, where they beat each other 1-0 on aggregate. Bayer Leverkusen ruined.
However, the win was at home against the Bundesliga club The only meaning of achievement In the last nine competitive matches. The only way to qualify for the Champions League is to win in Budapest. But this also applies to the discount.
“The Specialists vs. “The Special One””
Seville came Eindhoven Eindhoven And Fenerbahce Istanbul To the quarter-finals, where Manchester united It was beaten after 3-0 at home. In the semifinals fell against Juventus Turin In extended rematch decision. Mourinho’s series resists Sevilla with one of them.
In total Six finals Andalusians remained in the UEFA Cup and Europa League (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020). always victorious.
“Specialists against The Special One” wrote the Hungarian newspaper “Nimzetti Sport” about the starting position. Sevilla can Address number seven At least save the season in which the former Champions League player was in danger of relegation.
Seville after the coach’s mess
“No one remembers the name of the finalist,” Jose Luis Mendilibar said before the trip to Hungary. “The final should not be played, it should be won.” The 62-year-old has been from Sevilla since March Third boss in this season. He managed to stabilize the team.
He showed great respect for his counterpart, Mourinho. “He is one of the greats. If you look at the teams he’s coached and what he’s achieved. You should be a little afraid, he won every final.”
Mandilbar also highlighted the experience of Rome in the final. Captains in Seville Jesus Navas And Ivan Rakitic The most experienced players in this regard. Sevilla must do without an important man. Left back Marcos Acuna.
Another Argentine world champion seems fit for Roma. Another one hit the ankle Paolo Dybala They fully trained again.
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