Roma boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t get enough of the Stadio Olimpico’s support for his team in what proved to be a comeback win for his team.
In his post-match presser, Mourinho expressed his admiration for the home crowd’s undying support even when the team was down 0-1 to Roberto D’Aversa’s men.
“I said it before, us winning this match was only made possible because of the connection with the fans,” Mourinho told reporters after the final whistle.
“When a team is losing at home a match which they should be winning – and it’s the 80th minute and chaos ensues, with the opponent starting to be dangerous for the first time – if there is no connection with the fans, winning becomes impossible because the stadium then pressures you and becomes difficult.”
“There is an incredible connection, even when we don’t play well, and that’s no coincidence. For many minutes we played an excellent match, this connection pushed me to decide on the old philosophy of the 50s and 60s and we went with it.”
“They had the chance to go 0-2, then in the chaos and passion we forced them to make defensive mistakes. Belotti played further back, Dybala was in a hybrid position, there was a bit of chaos.”
“I have coached many teams in my life but I’ve never seen anything like it,” concluded Mourinho.