Ahead of the European Conference League Final, the Coaches of the Two Camps are Both Throwing Praise

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“Usually, bragging. But, this time complimenting each other. Honest or psychic?”

1NEWS – There are unusual things to do and Arne Slot and Jose Mourinho a week before the final European Conference League at Arena Kombetare, Tirana, Albania, Thursday (26/5/2022) in the morning WIB. Coach Feyenoord Rotterdam and AS Roma instead, they compliment each other. Honest or psychic?

Feyenoord and Roma will return to the top game of the Blue Continent competition after a very long absence. Feyenoord since 2001/2002, while Roma since 1990/1991.

Both clubs reached European Conference League final first edition with great difficulty. Feyenoord beat Partizan Belgrade, Slavic Pragueand Marseille in the knock-out phase. While Rome repatriated Vitesse Arnhem, Bodo/Glintas well as Leicester City.

Although both will record new history, the coach of both camps did not want to brag. Slots, for example, call the odds Italy’s Capital Wolf to lift a trophy much bigger than his squad.

“Are Feyenoord the favorite? No. They are better (in statistics). Mr Mourinho has more experience of winning in finals throughout his career,” said Slot, reported by Eurosport.

Mourinho replied to Slot’s comments. However, the legendary Portuguese coach actually praised Feyenoord. The former captain was successful FC PortoChelseaInter MilanReal MadridManchester Uniteduntil Tottenham Hotspur it said Feyenoord had the advantage ahead of the final.

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Mourinho considers the Dutch club to have a significant advantage over Roma, regarding the schedule of domestic competitions. The reason, Rome is preparing for the final match Serie A oppose Torino on Friday (20/5/2022). On the other hand, Eredivisie it’s finished.

“We have to play an important game against Torino. It is difficult to rest the players,” Mourinho told Il Corriere dello Sport.

“They have finished the season and can work calmly. I always say that the team should forget these details in the final. It is a game to win. I say this today. But, I will tell you that they have no advantage next week, ” added Mourinho.

But, hasn’t Mourinho won? Europa League and Champions League in his coaching career? So, what does the European final mean this time? “It’s always the same. The history and importance of the competition are different. But, this is the most important final for Roma, and we still have to play it,” said Mourinho.

“This will be our 15th game in Europe this season. We start in August 2021, and we have traveled a lot. We have paid a high price in Serie A, throwing away points against a team that has a week to prepare for the game,” said Mourinho. .

“When I look at the table, I think about that game and the mistakes of the referee. The European Conference League has become a difficult competition. Now, we have to make history by winning trophies,” added Mourinho.

Roma currently sits in sixth place in the Serie A standings. That’s just one point above Atalanta Bergamo. This means they are in danger of failing to appear in the Champions League next season. Roma can only get a place in the Europa League if they win the European Conference League.

“At the start of the season, we thought Trabzonspor were candidates to win this competition. But, at the same time, we have to wait for the teams that are excluded from the Europa League to see a level increase. We always play with ambition, keep going,” concluded Mourinho.

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