JAKARTA – AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho feels his experience of winning various competitions between clubs in Europe has no significant influence in the Conference League final against Feyenoord.
AS Roma and Feyenoord will meet at the Air Albania Stadium, Tirana, Albania, on Thursday, May 26 at 02.00 a.m. GMT+7 (Indonesian Time). This is the final of the inaugural edition of the competition, which is only about 12 months old.
Mourinho will lead the Capital Wolves into the game with a wealth of experience on the European scene, namely the Champions League and Europa League. However, for the Portuguese coach, this achievement cannot be a parameter in this crucial match.
"Experience doesn't help. It's different from what I thought. I feel the same way as in my first final, I'm focused. Maybe that's how I prepare for the game," he said.
The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan coach could become the first coach in history to win trophies in three European club competitions. Of course, with Rome's record being able to come out victorious.
Previously, the 52-year-old man had collected the European Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan. In addition, he also has two Europa League trophies while still at Porto and Manchester United.
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Meanwhile, for AS Roma, this is their first final in Europe in 31 years. Moreover, this is their chance to win their first European trophy after losing in the 1984 European Cup and 1991 UEFA Cup finals.
"We haven't made history. However, this final is history. We have written it to get here, but now we have to give everything to get the job done," Mourinho said.
Not only Roma and Jose Mourinho are trying to stick their teeth in Europe. For Feyenoord, this is also their golden opportunity to become the first team in Europe to have a collection of the Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League.
Although recently their name is less feared in Europe, Feyenoord has previously won the European Champions League in 1969/1970 and the Europa League in the 1973/1974 and 2001/2002 seasons.
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