Jose Mourinho demonstrated his wit and humor in a press conference, where he gifted a Dutch journalist with a prank gift.
Mourinho’s Roma team had just advanced to the semi-finals of the Europa League after a win over Feyenoord on Thursday night.
The Eredivisie leaders had scored in the 80th minute, seemingly securing their advancement, but a late goal by Paulo Dybala, who Mourinho brought on as a substitute, equalized the score, sending the game to extra time.
Roma then scored twice more, securing their spot in the final four of the competition.
In addition to the victory on the pitch, Mourinho handed a keychain of the Europa Conference League trophy to a journalist, reminding him that Roma had defeated Feyenoord in the final of the same competition last season.
Watch: Jose Mourinho gave a Dutch journalist a keychain with the conference league trophy on it
Mourinho gave a Dutch journalist a key chain with the Conference League trophy insignia on it, referencing the final that Roma won last season against Feyenoord.
He doesn’t care💀pic.twitter.com/iGt0vZPeEx
— IM🇵🇹 (@Iconic_Mourinho) April 20, 2023
— Top of the league (@msk5_5) April 21, 2023
It will certainly be a tough challenge for Roma to get past Leverkusen and reach the final of the Europa League.
If they do, they will face a tough test against either Juventus or Sevilla, both of whom have a lot of experience in European competitions.
However, Mourinho has a reputation for getting results in big games, so Roma’s chances cannot be discounted.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of the Europa League unfolds and whether Mourinho can add another trophy to his already impressive collection.
It seems that Mourinho has expressed his opinion that teams that drop out of the group stage of the Champions League should not be allowed to compete in the Europa League.
This applies to all three teams left in the Europa League, Sevilla, Juventus, and Leverkusen, but not Roma, as they did not qualify for the Champions League this season.
As it stands, Roma are in a strong position to secure a top-four finish in Serie A and qualify for next season’s Champions League through domestic performance.