UEFA Europa League Final: Sevilla vs AS Roma (Sport1)
The greatest team in Europa League history Sevilla did it again, winning the title for the seventh time in its history on Wednesday. The Andalusians beat Roma 1-4 in a penalty shootout after 1:1 after 120 minutes, showing that in this factory, they are unbeatable.
"I still can't believe it, it will take time to digest," said winning coach Jose Luis Mendeliver. Asked about his future and the possibility of him leaving now that his contract has ended, he replied: "It seems, right now you just have to have fun. I'm happy here, it's great to work with these guys and it would be crazy not to continue. Will I receive an offer? I don't know. I hope we will reach an agreement."
"It's amazing," added captain Jesus Navas. "We've suffered a lot this season, and we've done it again. At first everything seemed to go wrong for us, but this group stood up and gave everything. Sevilla is a big club, only we fight like that. If Jose doesn't continue, I'll be very angry. He deserves to be with us for many years to come."
And there was also a loser. Jose Mourinho was furious with referee Anthony Taylor, saying: "It was a very intense game, with a referee who looked Spanish. There was injustice. I hope this referee stays in the Champions League and continues to do this nonsense in the Champions League, and leaves us alone in the Europa League."
Mourinho waited for Anthony Taylor at the end: "You're shame!"
And threw the medal into the stands
Although the "special" has a contract at Giallorossi for next season as well, rumours of a possible departure to Paris Saint-Germain are continuing. "I want to stay, but my players deserve more and so do I," he said. "I want to fight. I'm a little tired of being a coach, but I want to stay. Next season we won't be in the Champions League and strangely maybe it's better because there's no squad here for the Champions League."
Mourinho, who recorded his first defeat in the final, added: "We have to win on Sunday to get to the Europa League, we want to come back here. I am tired but proud. We are all devastated, physically and mentally, but I come home proud. The players gave everything this season."
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