AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho has singled out Napoli as the star of the Scudetto this season.
AS Roma lost to SSC Napoli 1-2 in the 20th round of Italian Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, Italy on the 30th at 4:45 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time). With this, Roma ended their undefeated streak of 6 league matches (3 wins, 3 draws), and stayed in 6th place with 11 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses (37 points).
Roma did not back down even on the expedition. In the 30th minute of the second half when they were trailing 0-1, Stefan El Sharawi’s goal balanced the score. Although they lost by conceding a goal at the end of the second half, they showed competitive performance against the leading team.
After the match, Mourinho appeared at the press conference. And congratulations to Naples. “You’ll see Napoli wear the champion’s star. I’ve won the league eight times, so I know. That star will shine for Napoli,” he said. 안전놀이터
‘Master Chief’ coach Mourinho has in the past Porto (2002-03, 2003-04), Chelsea (2004-05, 2005-06, 2014-15), Inter Milan (2008-09, 2009-10), Real Madrid (2011-09) 12) has a history of winning the league championship. Looking at the current Napoli, Mourinho said with confidence, “Napoli will definitely become champions.”
There were also heartwarming stories. Mourinho said, “Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti gave him a birthday present before the match. Thank you. I haven’t opened it yet.” Mourinho’s birthday is on January 26, and Spalletti personally prepared and congratulated him.
Even though we lost the game, we were satisfied with the performance of the team. “We played well from the start,” said Mourinho.
He went on to add: “We have already proved it against AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. This is a great joy for me. Forget defeats and standings. All the difficult away games are over.” Roma previously recorded a 2-2 draw at AC Milan, a 2-1 win at Inter Milan and a 1-1 draw at Juventus.
Meanwhile, Roma will play Cremonese in the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia on February 2nd. After winning the European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa Conference League (UECL) last season, they are advancing toward another championship cup.