Jose Mourinho threw away his runners-up medal into the group.© Twitter
Jose Mourinho threw his future as Roma supervisor into additional doubt on Wednesday, saying he was “too drained” after the bitter ache of dropping his first main European remaining to Sevilla. The Spanish staff triumphed 4-1 on penalties after the sport in Budapest completed 1-1, with Paulo Dybala’s opener cancelled out by an personal purpose from Roma defender Gianluca Mancini. Such a defeat is a brand new expertise for Mourinho, 60, who had gained all 5 of his earlier main European finals, together with final yr’s inaugural UEFA Convention League remaining with the Italian facet.
Mourinho’s disappointment was seen from the truth that he threw away his runners-up medal into the group.
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“I am too drained to do the job as a coach, as a spokesman of the membership, to struggle each time,” he mentioned within the fast aftermath of the defeat.
Mourinho advised reporters that questions over his future had been “not vital in the intervening time”, including he was trying ahead to occurring vacation on the finish of the season.
Roma are sixth in Serie A with one match remaining.
The Portuguese mentioned he was disenchanted with the officiating in the course of the remaining and felt a variety of choices went towards his males.
“We felt strain towards a staff that has extra expertise than us,” he mentioned. “We misplaced a sport however not dignity.
“I’ve by no means gone dwelling prouder than at this time, even after I gained. We had additionally labored onerous on penalties however we missed two — however all collectively, not solely the penalty takers.
“Congratulations to Sevilla, but in addition congratulations to my gamers. The boys should go dwelling peacefully, with delight for having accomplished what they’ve accomplished. These are my boys from Budapest.”