Roma boss Jose Mourinho was able to breathe a sigh of relief as his side completed a comeback victory to seal their qualification the Europa League knockout round in last night’s Olimpico affair with Ludogorets.
The Special One discussed the Giallorossi’s chances going forward given the potential opponents dropping from the Champions League.
“There are teams built for the Champions League,” Mourinho said in his post-match press conference.
“These teams are favorites to win the Europa League not by theory, but because of their track record, their economic power and the quality of the roster. We are not favorites.”
“Last year we had a different obligation in the Conference League which we fulfilled, but it was different. But, there’s still a lot of time left. The next Europa League match is in three months, so we’ll see what happens between now and then.”
“We’ll see – perhaps we lose some more players, or maybe we recover everybody and somebody joins us after the World Cup,” he added.
“Going forward in this competition will be good for us, for our growth,” Mourinho concluded.