Former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he is proud of his side AS Roma for their victory against Sampdoria, and he wants Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Bryan Cristante to stay, but also insists ‘any other coach would be praised for our fantastic football!’
Jose Mourinho says he is Proud of his Team
The Giallorossi have gone unbeaten in 10 Serie A games and kept yet another clean sheet, rarely even risking at the back during this evening’s 1-0 win away to Sampdoria. This result consolidates their position in fifth place and they close the gap on Juventus, at least awaiting this evening’s match with Inter Milan.
The Portuguese said: “It was a difficult match, it’s tough to play here, Marco Giampaolo’s sides always have a clear philosophy.” “The culture in Rome is that if you win the derby, you go into Paradise, if you lose it’s a total disaster, but we managed to keep our feet on the ground, focus on this game and get the victory.”
Mourinho said if it was another coach people would be talking about our goal as fantasy football, building out from the back, but they won’t do that with me! Jose Mourinho had never won or even scored a goal at Marassi, so this was a first for the former Inter Milan coach.
He said there’s always one, in England it’s Newcastle, I won there after three or four losses. Here I took a while to win against Samp.” the manager mocked reporters at the press conference yesterday, holding up a piece of paper that said ‘The second question will be about Nicolò Zaniolo.’