Roma coach Jose Mourinho said that the pressure in the European Football League final on Wednesday falls entirely on Sevilla, who were crowned with six titles before, indicating that his team must face history to defeat the Spanish team, the candidate for the tournament.
Despite this, Mourinho said that history will not be present on the field, and that his players share the enthusiasm for Roma’s first titles in the European League.
Mourinho reported a press conference on Tuesday: For Sevilla, the Europa League final is normal. For us it is an exceptional event. For Sevilla fans, going to a European final is like going to a match in Spain. For us, this is a historic event. So we want to make history. History will not play the match, but history makes Sevilla favourites, and we respect that. They have experience that we don’t have but we deserve to play this final. We’ve been saying that for a long time.
Sevilla aims to obtain a seventh title and enhance the record against Roma, led by Mourinho, who himself won five major European titles, including the European Conference League with the Italian team.
Neither Sevilla nor Mourinho lost a European final before, as the Spanish team won all six European League finals that it played in, and the Portuguese became the first coach to win all European titles last year.
Mourinho said: I have a lot of experience, but relying on the players’ experience is also a good thing. Sevilla players have a lot of experience. But my team has been playing together for two years, and the players have the desire to do something special on Wednesday.