Jose Mourinho burst into tears at full-time after leading Roma to their first European Final in 31 years.
Tammy Abraham’s 11th-minute goal was enough to send I Giallorossi into the finals, where they will now face Feyenoord.
The tie was well poised at 1-1 from the first leg played at the King Power a week ago, leaving everything to play for at the Stadio Olimpico.
“Why did I shed a tear? Because I feel what they all feel,” he said at the end of the match. “It’s a giant club without a trophy room for the social importance of this club.
Jose Mourinho in tears.
You can see what this means to José. He will do anything to bring this city, this club, to glory. And lets be honest, it’s a message to the world that he is still the special one.pic.twitter.com/3ILYrDBNvt
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“I know what it means to these people and my emotion was for them. I’ve been lucky enough to be in more prestigious finals but this made me feel very special'”
“We have a sense of family. With age you become less selfish and more of a father or even a grandfather to some of them, I’m very happy for all of them. Rome is a red and yellow city, we’ll see the joy over the coming days. I’ve made a small contribution to that,”
Speaking after the final whistle, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers acknowledged their inability to defend setpieces, adding that it’s been their Achilles heel all season.