Roma boss Jose Mourinho hailed the trophy record of Leicester City before their second leg Europa Conference League semi-final tie. He also issued a rallying cry to the Roma fans after their draw in the first leg. Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side are looking to add the Europa Conference League to FA Cup and Community Shield trophies in 2021.
“What Leicester is doing is fantastic. Of course, what they did by winning the Premier League [in 2016] is amazing but after that the way the club grows at every level, arriving at now with one of the best training centers in Europe, the club is amazing,” Roma boss Jose Mourinho said about Leicester City. “Brendan doesn’t surprise me. With Liverpool, people forget what he did with much fewer resources than what Liverpool has now. He did amazingly. And then the Scottish history [in his time at Celtic], people forget because people don’t focus on the Scottish titles. Then to win the FA Cup with Leicester, even the Community Shield, the stability in the club, and the way they played, it’s a perfect feat with Leciester and Brendan. Very very good. But I hope tomorrow is for us and not for them.”
“This is our biggest game of the season. This is another step forward for us in the maturation of the team. We will gain from the experience, we have shown we can complete the task. You have to embrace that,” Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said. “That’s what we have been trying to create here, a winning mentality, and for some players, they have to adapt to that. It takes time and these are experiences you want the players to learn from. It’s something they are hungry for and we are all hungry to succeed. This is another chapter of the story.”