"I Am Jose" Fans Ticked by Mourinho's Reaction After Roma Took Lead vs Sevilla

"I Am Jose" Fans Ticked by Mourinho's Reaction After Roma Took Lead vs Sevilla

Rene Otinga
June 1, 2023 at 8:43 AM
  • Jose Mourinho was in no mood to celebrate after Roma took the lead against Sevilla in the Europa League final
  • Both sides need to win the Europa League to earn a ticket to the Champions League final
  • Dybala gave Roma the lead, but Mourinho was nonchalant in the first half, despite the lead

Jose Mourinho painted a picture of a calm man despite his AS Roma side taking the lead against Sevilla in the Europa League final.

Roma, who were slight favourites to win the European second-tier competition, took the lead through Argentine Paulo Dybala.

Dybala’s goal was particularly interesting because Mourinho had hinted in his pre-match presser that the Argentine might not last in the final.

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Mourinho reacts after his side’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League 2022/23 final match between Sevilla FC and AS Roma at Puskas Arena on May 31, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Naomi Baker.
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The former Juventus striker was played through by Gianluca Mancini in the 35th minute to place past the Sevilla goalkeeper and Roma fans went wild.

As Dybala wheeled away in celebration with his teammates, cameras panned to Mourinho, who was emotionless as he maintained his cool amid excitement from the bench as seen in a video shared by BT Sport.

The gaffer also appeared to make a “calm down” gesture as his players were celebrating, and fans came out with brilliant comments about Mourinho’s demeanor.

"Some sight this. Roma’s players, fans and bench losing their collective minds and Mourinho strolling around knowing the job isn’t even halfway done," One fan commented.
"Don’t even know how it’s possible to dislike Mourinho, love the guy." Another added.

How the game went

As far as the game went, Roma’s lead was lost early in the second half after Jesus Navas’ cross was deflected into the net by Mancini, as reported on BBC.

The game was forced into extra time, but the two sides still could not be separated, and the match eventually went into penalties where Roma performed dismally.

As a matter of fact Roma only scored one of their penalties as Sevilla, who won a record seventh Europa League title.

There was a moment of controversy in the game as Roma fans felt Erik Lamela, who scored in the penalty shootout, should have been sent off for a careless tackle.

Mourinho insults referee in parting lot

Sports Brief also reported on the interesting incident that saw Jose Mourinho confront the referee at full time after losing in the Europa League final.

The Special One was far from happy with some of the decisions made by the English referee Anthony Taylor in the match.

In a video doing rounds on social media, Mourinho is heard saying “It’s a (expletive) disgrace” in a direct jab at Taylor.

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