“You have to know how to lose.” Especially when Roma are involved, or even Mourinho, I might add. The wave of hypocrisy hit in the aftermath of the great theft in Budapest. They weren’t expecting anything else. All these scientists of fair play, in a flash. With what face and courage these people have the arrogance to speak, ignoring the fact that in the age of the internet and social networks anyone who says nonsense is now unmasked in a few minutes. They don’t have the slightest shame, as former players, managers, novice coaches, all protagonists between past and present, of everything except fair play.
Josè Mourinho made his way across the pitch to go under the section of the Sevilla fans to applaud them, and then complimented the opposing players. With applause. Despite the bitterness. A true Fair Play. Not a mention, a line, a word, from any colleague, newspaper or media outlet. That’s the hatred these little people have for this man. Only the words thrown at the referee stand out, certainly harsh words, out of anger at having lost a final because of those who hadn’t done his duty. So would knowing how to lose here be synonymous with never complaining and respecting all the decisions made by the referee on the field, even when a clearly stolen trophy is involved? Practically utopia in the world of football. There is no football match where players and coaches have never complained. And it will never exist. All these well-meaning now football “gentlemen” make you smile but not too much.
Josè Mourinho is a winner and he’s not used to losing, but Roma are. We have a culture of defeat in our historical DNA, we’ve been through a lot, even if we’ve always got back up, head held high. The man from Setubal is showing us the path towards the culture of victory but also of mutual respect, which many do not have for this club. Mou is there and defends us. Roma and its fans boast honesty, which they have always been proud of, because the culture of deception does not belong to us. Fraud hypocrisy we willingly leave it to them, to right-thinking people around the corner, that has always been in their DNA.
If the club decides to restart from Josè, then it also restarts from its values, support its battles, inside and outside the pitch, give full powers over technical management, support him with a strong manager to work in symbiosis, who can help him strengthen the team, in short let’s make him a Romanista for life, a further step in this great bond and sense of belonging. The victory against Spezia at the last gasp brings us back to the Europa League, for a rematch, hopefully here in Dublin. But now we need a rest, waiting for the transfer market. Wishing Tammy Abraham a speedy recovery. Next is for the first game of the new season. With Mou in charge. Always Forza Roma!