Stephan El Shaarawy scored a dramatic winner as the Portuguese boss celebrated the milestone with a victory
Jose Mourinho said he feels like he’s 14 again after Roma defeated Sassuolo 2-1 in the legendary manager’s 1000th career game.
Roma’s win on Sunday saw Mourinho take his career tally to 638 victories,
having drawn 205 and lost 157 of his 1000 games as a manager.
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Mourinho explains to DAZN after the match
“During the week I was a liar, saying it wasn’t a special match. But it was a special match.
“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.”
Mourinho has managed an encouraging start to life back in Italy.
Winning all of his first five games with Roma in all competitions.
With three wins from three Serie A matches, Roma sit top of the table, level on points with Napoli and AC Milan.