Mourinho speaks following last minute win against Sassuolo

Andy Mattioli

Jose Mourinho finishes his 1000th in the best possible way: a last minute goal to give Roma the lead and the three points against Sassuolo.

The Portuguese shared his thoughts with DAZN on this special night:

“During the week I lied to myself too, saying it wasn’t a special game. I tried to convince myself of that, but it was a special game, an important number for me and I will certainly always want to remember that this was the thousandth game.”

“I didn’t want to remember a defeat, I was terribly afraid of having this memory forever. I lied to everyone, it was an incredible feeling because the game could have ended 7-7, they could have won.”

“Rui made some incredible saves, we missed easy chances. For the neutral fan it was an extraordinary match, think for someone like me. Tonight I was not feeling 58 years old, but 13 or 14, when you start dreaming of a career in football. It was a child’s run.”

“I have already apologized to Dionisi, congratulations to them, they played a fantastic game. We won, if they won there would have been nothing to say because they played a fantastic game.”

On his record of 5 straight wins to open a season:

“I did not know, but I did not know about the thousand benches, I knew when they told me that there were 7 or 6 missing.”

“I am happy with the 3 points, with the mentality, but I cannot forget Dionisi. What he feels right now is a feeling that I know very well, after all these thousand games.”

“They have a good coach, a very good team, with their own identity. They are a very good team, I have known that since I started studying them at the beginning of the week. For us these are three important points, maybe someone up there decided that I didn’t deserve to have a bad memory of this match.”

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