Mourinho gives Feyenoord master class!

Mourinho gives Feyenoord master class!

In the Conference League final, Roma under the leadership of the Portuguese coach beat Feyenoord, 1:0! This is the Wolves' first European Cup trophy and Mourinho's fifth.

Roma were more powerful in the first third of the match and were rewarded for this with a goal from Nicolo Zaniolo in the 32nd minute. The Italian striker received a long diagonal pass from Mancini and jabbed the ball past Feyenoord's keeper. Even the injury of Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not prevent the Romans, instead of whom Portuguese Ferreira came out.

Having achieved an advantage in the long run, the Italians predictably went on the defensive. And Feyenoord could repeatedly punish them. However, Roma were saved either by goalkeeper Rui Patricio, or by the post, or by the cross. The attacking fuse of the Netherlands was enough until about the 65th minute, then the Wolves leveled the game and brought it to a well-deserved victory.

In this match, Mourinho saturated the center of the pitch as much as possible. He had a trio of centre-backs Mancini-Smalling-Ibáñez who coped with Feyenoord’s 4-3-3 formation. The laterals worked out  in defense more, as did the duo of central midfielders Cristante-Oliveira. Knowing Seu José's ability to build defensive formations, it is not at all surprising that they again proved to be effective. And three more yellow cards Giallorossi earned for delaying the game.

In such a pragmatic manner, the Special One took the fifth European Cup in his career. These were the UEFA Cup and the Champions League with Porto (2003, 2004), the Champions League with Inter (2010), the Europa League with Manchester United (2017) and the Conference League with Roma (2022). Thus, Mourinho won all possible continental trophies. By the way, he led the Italian club to victory in European competition for the first time in 12 years. Just from the time of that performance with Inter.

What's next? Mourinho is one hundred percent likely to continue his coaching career in Rome. He got a very sensible team, which, although not drawn to the Scudetto, is quite capable of winning a place in the Champions League zone. We think that the Wolves will focus on the championship in the next campaign, relegating participation in the Europa League to the background. The owners of the Romans will definitely finance the transfer campaign to make their club stronger. Interest has already been reported for Valencia attacking midfielder Gonçal Guedes. Seu José seems to be comfortable working in the Italian capital and will do his best to extend the progress of Roma.