Jose Mourinho asserts that he would receive a ten-game suspension if he were to express his true thoughts about last season’s Europa League Final against Sevilla.
Jose Mourinho not only brought up last season’s controversial Europa League final but also confessed to engaging in “mind games” with Pep Guardiola and Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a 2010 Champions League semifinal.
The Roma manager serves as the testimonial for Sky Sport Italia’s 2023-24 European campaign. A commercial aired by the Italian broadcaster features Mourinho selecting and explaining the most significant moments of his European career.
The video commences with two excerpts from the Barcelona-Inter match in 2010, specifically the memorable Champions League semifinal second leg at Camp Nou, which propelled the Nerazzurri to the Final in Madrid.
On the left side of the image, Mourinho is in close proximity to Guardiola and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the touchline, while the image on the right captures Mourinho’s iconic celebration at the conclusion of the game.
“There (left) it’s mind games,” admitted Mou. “Here (right) it’s pure joy.”
When asked to compare the Europa League Final he won with Manchester United in 2017 and the one he lost to Sevilla last season, Mourinho said: “It’s the same.”
“To win the Europa League with Man United is a normal emotion. The other one, if I say what I think, I’ll get a ten-match ban.”
Additionally, he said whether he prefers the Conference League Final victory against Feyenoord (2022) or the semifinal against Leicester.
“I could go either way. I’ve never cried on the pitch after a defeat. Sometimes I cry after a victory and these two were historic for Roma.”