Jose Mourinho discusses return leg with Bayer Leverkusen

Andy Mattioli

Roma boss Jose Mourinho previewed tomorrow night’s return leg of the Europa League semifinal vs Bayer Leverkusen.

The Portuguese technician addressed reporters upon landing in Germany earlier this afternoon.

“Dybala, Smalling and El Shaarawy are all available tomorrow,” he said.

“I want the final not so much for me because I’m a different person, I think more about others. I want it for the fans and the boys. The fans are extraordinary and the boys because they are an incredible group who are doing a season where they are giving everything, there have been so many moments of difficulty but the people have allowed us to overcome them.”

“These guys deserve a lot, but in football no one gives you anything and we obviously have to play an extraordinary game to advance to the final.”

“The first home game against Bayer Leverkusen was mentally difficult for us, playing a first home game where you theoretically have to win against a team like them was very difficult for us. Let’s see what will happen tomorrow. We hope we can win and get to the final.”

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