Jose Mourinho reveals who he supports in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid
Jose Mourinho has revealed he will cheer Real Madrid to beat Liverpool in the Champions League final.
Liverpool booked their place in the Paris showdown after beating Villarreal in the semi-finals earlier this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually prevailed 5-2 on aggregate.
As Real booked their place for the May 28 game after coming from behind to leave Manchester City stunned on Wednesday night. Despite falling behind both on the night and in the draw, Carlo Ancelotti’s side somehow prevailed.
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Rodrygo scored twice to force an extra 30 minutes, nullifying Riyad Mahrez’s opener in the process, before Karim Benzema struck from the spot to seal a 6-5 aggregate win for Los Blancos and leave City wondering if in Europe for a sixth consecutive. season.
Mourinho’s Roma reached the Europa Conference League final on Thursday night after beating Leicester City. Tammy Abraham’s powerful header for the home side was the difference in Rome after the first leg ended 1-1 at King Power last week.
And in his post-match interview at the Stadio Olimpico, Mourinho couldn’t resist but revealed he would be backing his ‘great’ friend Ancelotti when the Reds take on Real at the Stade de France later this month.
“If you allow me a message for a coach who is my friend, the great Carletto, let’s both win the final,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
Nike have today officially released Liverpool’s new kit for the 2022/23 season. The clean minimalist design will be the third designed by Nike after the acquisition of New Balance in 2020.
As always, the kit is available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes which can be found and purchased from the official Liverpool FC club store.
All official Liverpool FC club merchandise, including the new kit, can also be purchased at nike.com/liverpool-fc
Regarding his team’s performance in the semi-finals, Mourinho said: “I’m so tired, I want to go home! It’s a family victory. Not just the one who was on the pitch and on the bench, but in the stadium.
“That’s our greatest achievement, that empathy and sense of family that we’ve created with the fans.
“I think our performance was extraordinary, others might see it differently, but when your goalkeeper makes two saves in 120 minutes against a Premier League side with that much attacking quality, it means we’ve done something. good.
“The guys deserve it, we have three Serie A games left to finish as best we can. We had a fantastic trajectory to reach the final, we lost points in Serie A to get there, but now we are in the final and we want to win.”