Rome goes crazy with its title: “Mou, stay forever”

Rome has experienced one of the biggest parties in its football history. The Conference League won in Tirana against Feyenoord, although abroad it is seen as a minor trophy, for the Giallorossi it means feeling great again, and the images that came from the Italian capital confirm it. The illusion was so strong that the original plan of the party could not be carried out. The city experienced a permanent traffic jam throughout this Thursday and the more than 100,000 tifosi that filled the Circo Massimo could not accommodate the team. There were too many, so the two buses carrying players, officials and the Cup had to change their route, moving directly to the Colosseo, after being blocked for hours. There was also a controversy with Nicoló Zaniolo. The striker, who scored the decisive goal in the final, sang a vulgar chant against Lazio that was criticized on social networks and in the Bel Paese media.

The idol of the party was obviously José Mourinho. The Portuguese awoke an enormous illusion since his arrival, the tifosi felt that with him winning again was possible and time proved them right. Thus began the hunt for all those who have criticized him during this course, especially after the humiliating 6-1 suffered with Bodo Glimt. The covers of the sports media reflected the Romanist joy. ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ headlined with a big and simple “Grazie Roma”, for ‘Corriere dello Sport’ the Giallorosso team is “in paradise” and ‘Tuttosport’ focused on the figure of the Portuguese: “Mou, king of Rome”. The ex-Madridista’s first giallorosso course closed with what the Romans defined “an afternoon of madness”. Some dedicated a banner to him, asking to “stay forever”, others compared him to Julius Caesar: “Mou: veni, vidi, vici”. Not even Mourinho himself, perhaps, could imagine such a perfect end to the season. And UEFA, for its part, saw a great European capital totally revolutionized by that third competition that many did not understand. Happy ending.