Roma coach Jose Mourinho suggests the perfect start to the season is no reason to be “overly optimistic” and he believes Serie A is more important. However, Jose Mourinho has announced that he would like to win the Conference League football tournament. Roma will face CSKA Moscow as the Giallorossi kick off the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage, and the coach wants the fans to stay grounded in the Italian capital.
As we record football news, Mourinho said at a press conference, “Five wins are not 50, there’s no reason to be overly optimistic and positive. Positive results are still important because they help the team’s development project. The fans also have to be balanced like us, they have to understand that it’s a process and we have only been working for two months.”
“Of course, there’s an evolution but we are calm. The fact that the stadium is always full is nice and can lead the authorities to understand there’s a tremendous desire from people of all Italian teams to be able to go to the stadium normally and therefore at 100 percent capacity.”
“I always tell my players that anything less than 100 percent is nothing. We always have to work to the maximum, against Sassuolo we could have lost 2-1 but our ambition was not negotiable. It’s a characteristic that we always want to have.”
Roma participates in the inaugural Conference League and Mourinho wants to win the new cup. “As an assistant, I have also won a cup that no longer exists [the Cup Winners’ Cup],” he said. “It was with Barca in 1997. I would like to win the Conference, but the target is not to be the only one to have won all three of them.”
“Today, we are far from being able to win it, but I’m interested and the first step is to win the group. No player will go on vacation or rest, we will all be there. It’s a collective project and if any of those who have played against Sassuolo goes on the bench, that’s how it is.”