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Mourinho emotional after Roma clinches place in Conference League final

John Solano

Roma boss Jose Mourinho was emotional at full-time after his side eliminated Leicester City in the Conference League semifinal, clinching their place in the final against Feyenoord later this month.

The Giallorossi defeated the Foxes 2-1 on aggregate after Tammy Abraham’s first half header was enough to send Brendan Rodger’s side packing.

Appearing on BT Sport, Mourinho explained how much tonight meant for Roma as a club and the supporters.

“When you work in Rome, live in Rome and breathe Rome, you breathe this club because it is the real club of the city,” he said.

“I felt from day one it is huge. But no victories and not many finals. The history is not related to the social dimension of the club.”

“We managed to build an OK team that grew step by step so we could beat a Premier League side. I am very emotional.”

“Of course I have had bigger moments than this but I am not feeling for myself, I am feeling for the people and my players. This for us, is our Champions League.”

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