Mourinho before Fiorentina kick-off: “We’ve built a family here.”

Jose Mourinho of AS Roma
RomaPress Staff

Ahead of kick off against Fiorentina, Roma boss Jose Mourinho discussed his team’s second half turnaround.

The Portuguese technician confessed that tactics have played a big role in their change of fortune—but that’s not all.

“It feels like the season is moving so quickly, which means you’re comfortable, happy to go to work, not tired and not praying to get to the end of the season,” he told DAZN.

“We’ve created a family here and then our team started to grow more comfortable from a tactical point of view.”

Adding, “It is a very tough season in Serie A, especially when compared to last year. There’s no clearer proof of this than Fiorentina.”

“There are three games to go, if we can get a European place locked down before we play the Conference League Final, that would be important.”

There are three points separating these sides going into the Stadio Franchi, with the Giallorossi needing a win to keep up with Lazio in fifth and the Viola able to catch Roma with a victory tonight.

Roma will play in the Conference League Final against Feyenoord on May 25. If they don’t win the trophy, then fifth and sixth from Serie A go into the Europa League, seventh into the Conference League play-offs.

“It is a very difficult league, much tougher than last season, for example Fiorentina are a world away from the team they were last year.

“There are three games to go, it’d be better if we can get a European place locked down before we play the Conference League final.”

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