Mourinho ahead of Napoli-Roma: “I congratulate Napoli on winning the Scudetto.”

AS Roma's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho arrives prior to the start of the UEFA Europa League Group C football match between Ludogorets Razgrad and AS Roma in Razgrad on September 8, 2022. (Photo by Nikolay DOYCHINOV / AFP) (Photo by NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV/AFP via Getty Images)
Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho was heard prematurely congratulating Napoli and Luciano Spalletti on winning the Scudetto given their current comfortable positioning on top of the Serie A table.

During his press conference on Saturday afternoon, Mourinho applauded Spalletti’s work,

“We expect to see the same Napoli that we have seen from the first day of the season. I hope I won’t be misinterpreted, but I congratulate Napoli on winning the title. It’s theirs, they have won it, and they deserve it.”

“They are the strongest side, they have a good coach, they have great players, they did great business in the summer and they are working brilliantly together. They have got a 12-point lead on second place, 13 over Inter who were aiming for the title. That is a big gap.”

“Inter, Milan and other rivals have not been able to find the consistency to win seven or eight games in a row. But will Roma be going to celebrate Napoli’s title tomorrow? No, we will be going there trying to win. To play our game. But well done to them and to Luciano, they have won the title and they have deserved it.”

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