It’s still early days in the 2021/22 football season but folks who thought that Jose Mourinho was finished as a manager would be having a rethink seeing how his Roma side have been impressive in the Serie A thus far.
They’ve won 3 from 3 and the latest 2:1 win against Sassuolo made the Portuguese manager feel like a 14-year-old. Mourinho revealed this after a late win against Sassuolo in his 1,000th game as a manager.
The 2:1 win for Roma means that Mourinho now has a whopping 638 career victories as a manager, 205 draws, and 157 losses, and also ensured that his perfect start to life as Roma boss continued.
The hero for Roma was Stephan El Shaarawy as he popped in with an injury-time goal which sparked wild jubilations and also saw the Portuguese manager recreate his famous touchline sprinting celebration.
Mourinho sprinted to where the celebration was ongoing and also disclosed that he apologized to Sassuolo’s manager for his wild reaction after the goal by the Italian ensured victory on his landmark occasion.
‘During the week I was a liar, saying it wasn’t a special match. But it was a special match,’ Mourinho told DAZN.
‘It was a match with a special number for me and I always wanted to remember a match like this for my 1000th game. I lied to everyone!
‘It could have ended 6 to 6, 7 to 7, (Roma goalkeeper) Rui Patricio came up with two miracles, we missed a few goals. Extraordinary game, a tremendous emotion.
‘Today I am not 58, but 14, when you start dreaming of a career in football. It was a child’s race, I apologized to [Sassuolo head coach Alessio] Dionisi, they played a fantastic game.’