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.