Before leaving for holiday, Roma boss Jose Mourinho penned a reflection after completing his first full campaign at the helm in the Italian capital.
After ending the club’s 14-year trophy draught, the Special One noted how moved he’s been by the intense passion and love for the club displayed by supporters.
“Memories stay forever and history can’t be deleted. For me these were incredible, unforgettable emotions, but I need to think ‘what next’,” he wrote.
“Before that, I need to hug everyone. I need to tell the world my gratitude to my players: everyone of them, from Rui who played 54 matches to Pietro (Boer), who didn’t play one single minute.”
He continued, “But in this team everyone played every minute of every game, that is what the Einstein’s of football don’t know, don’t understand and I feel sorry for them. Football is what you see and what you can’t see, football is not played by 11, it is played by many more, and we were so many.”
“Players, coaches, medical staff, analysts, kitmen, kitchen people, families, friends, Romanisti, Mourinhisti…I am so grateful to everyone.”
“One day I will leave Roma and AS Roma, that’s the law of football, but more than one or more cups, I would love to see this club forever and ever united by this passion and love. Two pictures to hug you all. Have a great June.”