While Jose Mourinho has never been defeated in a European championship game, Sevilla have won all six of their Europa League championship matches. On Wednesday, Budapest is going to have to make a sacrifice.
Mourinho, who hails from Portugal, has won five major European championships during his career. These include two victories in the Champions League, two victories in the Europa League, and a victory in the inaugural Europa Conference League with the Italian team last year.
The 60-year-old made his debut on the world’s biggest stage in 2003, when he guided Porto to victory in the UEFA Cup, which was the predecessor of the Europa League. The following year, he led Porto to victory in the Champions League.
Inter Milan won the European Championship under his direction in 2010, which was the first time they had done it in the previous 45 years. He then went on to win the Europa League while he was manager of Manchester United in 2017, which was his fourth continental trophy overall.
After a terrible stint at Tottenham, many people believed that his career was over, but now, twenty years later, he is defying those people who made those predictions.
Mourinho will go ahead of Giovanni Trapattoni, another coach who has won five major European titles over his career, if Roma is successful in their bid to win the trophy in Hungary.
Mourinho, who has traveled quite a bit, is certain that he is becoming better as he gets older and gains more experience.
“Better coach, better person, same DNA,” the Portuguese individual commented. “Motivation and happiness are encoded in the DNA.” My goal is to instill in the boys a yearning for these monumental occurrences and the sentiments that accompany that need.
“I believe that with time and experience, you will become an even better person. I believe that as you get older, both the capacity of your brain to learn new things and the amount of information you have stored away improve.
“In my opinion, you should quit when you no longer have any motivation. My drive and determination are always growing. I feel like I’m getting better,”
Despite finishing in sixth place in Serie A, Roma has a chance to go to the Champions League if they can beat their Spanish opponents this week and win the match. Roma advanced to the quarterfinals by edging out Bayer Leverkusen.
Mourinho’s future beyond this season is unknown, but for the time being, he claims that the only thing on his mind is the match that will take place at the Puskas Arena on Wednesday.
Mourinho must defeat Sevilla in order to reach his goal. Sevilla are the reigning champions of Europe’s second-tier league; their total of six victories is twice that of Inter Milan, Liverpool, Juventus, and Atletico Madrid combined.
They are currently ranked 11th in La Liga but have been dominant in Europe. They overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first leg of their match against Manchester United and went on to defeat the English giants before advancing to the semifinals and winning against Juventus.
It is a stunning turnaround for the club, which spent much of the season on the verge of relegation and had to fire its head coach twice—first Julen Lopetegui and then Jorge Sampaoli—before finally settling on Jose Luis Mendilibar as its new skipper.
seasoned defensive wing-back Just two months after taking over as head coach of Mendilibar, Jesus Navas has his sights set on winning the Europa League for the fourth time.
Jesus Navas, a seasoned wingback, is quoted as saying that “on Europa League nights,” the team “transforms,” and that “it’s incredible how we come out in every match.”