Joyous Roma stars burst into Jose Mourinho’s press conference to douse their beaming boss with water and sing ‘campiones, campiones’ after Europa Conference League triumph
Elated Roma players interrupted Jose Mourinho’s post-match press conference to soak their manager with water after winning the Europa Conference League.
The Italian side beat Feyenoord 1-0 on Wednesday night to secure the first ever Europa Conference League trophy thanks to a goal from Nicolo Zaniolo.
Portuguese boss Mourinho broke down in tears after securing the continental title, and was mobbed by his joyous stars, who sprayed him with water, danced around and sung ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’.
Elated Roma players interrupted the post-match press conference of Jose Mourinho (pictured)
The joyous stars sprayed their boss with water after winning the Europa Conference League
The players danced around, singing ‘campiones, campiones, olé, olé, olé’ with the Portuguese
The footage shows the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss talking to the press, before four players – including captain Lorenzo Pellegrini – burst in, embraced Mourinho and broke into song.
The 59-year-old, who becomes the first manager to win all three UEFA European competitions, then waved goodbye to the press as his players led him out for further celebrations.
After the game, Mourinho told Sky Sports Italia: ‘There are so many things going through my head. So many things at the same time. I’ve been at Roma for 11 months, I realised the moment I arrived what it meant, they were waiting for this. As I told the lads in the locker room in Turin, we did what we needed to do.
AS Roma won the inaugural Europa Conference League with a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord
Nicolo Zaniolo’s well-taken first-half goal (above) was enough to down the Dutch side in Tirana
Roma manager Mourinho is the first ever boss to win all three of UEFA’s European competitions
The full-time whistle triggered jubilant scenes from the Roma players celebrating their win
‘This was not work tonight, this was history. We had to write history. We wrote it. The Conference League is a competition that we had the sensation from the start we could win, but it got a stronger competition when the Europa League teams came in, Leicester City, Olympique Marseille and Feyenoord. We put so much into this.
‘Now I am staying, there are no doubts. Even if some rumours emerge, I only want to remain at Roma. We must understand what our owners, who are fantastic people, want to do next season, we can build a really strong project with honest professionals.
‘Of course I feel like a Romanista… I am fan of Porto, Inter, Chelsea, I am crazy about Real Madrid, I am now a Roma fan, I belong to all those clubs because we had these moments together. Tonight, with all due respect for all the clubs I worked for before, I am 100 per cent Romanista, because these fans are truly incredible.’