Ex-Roma director Walter Sabatini: “Mourinho has taught his players to treat victory as a necessity.”

NAPLES, ITALY - JANUARY 23: Walter Sabatini US Salernitana sports director before the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and US Salernitana at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on January 23, 2022 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini spoke about José Mourinho’s team and the future that awaits after winning the Conference League.

“I think they will make a qualitative leap again, Mourinho has already done an exceptional job for the club: he has taught them to treat victory not as a possibility but as a necessity,” he told Tuttosport.

“He snatched so many successes at the last minute because he shoved the winning mentality into the heads of his players.”

“If they won’t lose Abraham, they can continue to grow: Roma has taken a very positive path with Mourinho.”

On Matić, Sabatini commented, “I wanted him badly at Palermo. It’s a big regret of mine. If Mourinho wanted him, it means he’s in good condition.”

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