The Portuguese coach wants to lead the Italian team to glory, and for that, he has started with avant-garde training.
"You talk about titles, and we talk about time, project, work."
With that phrase, José Mourinho introduced himself as the new coach of Roma a little over a week ago. In his first training sessions, he has started the process that seeks to turn the Italian team into power, first in his country and then in Europe. Without significant additions to the passing market, the coach has started his process with technological reinforcements.
The club has published a video on its social networks showing how the team's new jobs will be for the start of the 2021/22 season. In addition, the Portuguese technician has requested a drone to join the complex to film everything during the training sessions. But not only that.
Everything that this drone captures will be broadcast live on a giant screen installed a few days ago. In this way, Mourinho will stop any exercise to show his players what mistakes they are making and prevent them from repeating them.
The former manager of Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Chelsea has promised that he will work seriously and hard to lead Roma back to glory, but anticipated that he needs time for that. In his first friendly against the weak against Montecatini in Serie D, his team thrashed 10-0.
So far, the great addition to the team has been Portuguese goalkeeper Rui Patricio, from Wolverhampton for more than USD 12 million. But the outlook is not too optimistic regarding the arrival of more players, so Mou will have to make do with what he has to face rivals such as Inter Milan or Juventus, who will fight for the Scudetto.
Titles are words, easy promises. The titles will arrive. But the club does not want isolated successes. It wants to get to a situation and stay there. The Portuguese coach launched before some 70 Italian and foreign journalists in Rome's massive presentation press conference. The word 'time' sometimes does not exist in football. Still, here it exists, it is a real word," he said, specifying for those who might doubt it that he did not come to the 'eternal city' "on vacation but to work.
Roma will make their Serie A debut on the weekend of August 21-22 against Fiorentina. In the last tournament, he finished seventh. He entered the UEFA Europa League Conference, an international competition that will premiere this season and whose champion will obtain a ticket to the Europa League 2022/23. Among the top candidates to win, it stands out none other than Mourinho's former club, Tottenham Hospur, Stade Rennes of France, and Union Berlin of the Bundesliga.