Jose Mourinho says he felt like a 14-year-old boy celebrating the winner of Roma’s last gasp in his 1,000th game as manager and reveals he apologized to Sassuolo’s boss for his wild reaction afterwards
Jose Mourinho said he feels like a 14-year-old boy again after Roma scored a winner in the final minutes against Sassuolo to ensure he marked his 1000th game as manager with a win.
Roma’s 2-1 win saw Mourinho take his tally to 638 wins, with 205 draws and 157 of his other games, and keep his perfect start in the Italian capital.
Stephan El Shaarawy’s stoppage time winner on Sunday night created some wild scenes as Mourinho mimicked his famous side sprint celebration.
The Portuguese boss sprinted to join the celebrations with his players and fans and later revealed that he apologized to Sassuolo’s manager for his wild reaction after El Shaarawy’s goal earned him an important win on his historic occasion.
“During the week I was a liar and said it wasn’t a special match. But it was a special game,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“It was a game with a special song for me and I always wanted to remember a game like that for my 1000th game. I lied to everyone!
“It could have been 6v6, 7v7, (Roma goalkeeper) Rui Patricio came with two wonders, we missed a few goals. Extraordinary game, a great emotion.
“Today I’m not 58, but 14, if you start dreaming of a career in football. It was a race for kids, I apologized to [Sassuolo head coach Alessio] Dionisi, they played fantastic.’