I was afraid of losing my 1,000th game as a coach – Mourinho

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, says he was scared of losing his 1,000th career game as a coach as his side beat Sassuolo 2-1 on Sunday, thanks to Stephan El Shaarawy’s late goal.

The win took the 58-year-old’s career tally to 638 victories, drawn 205 and lost 157 of his 1,000 games as a manager.

“I told everyone lies! I had been saying to the team for days that this 1,000th game was not important to me… but I had an incredible fear of losing!

“Luckily we won and I was running like a child today because I was feeling 12 years old, not 58,” he said after the game.

Roma are now top of Serie A, having won their first three fixtures.

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