The 23-year-old had enormous shoes to fill; having replaced experienced striker Edin Dzeko in the Roma ranks.
Inter signed the former Manchester City hitman on a free transfer after Roma elected to not extend his stay with the club.
However, in spite of all the new signings, new tactics, and new development, one thing has changed the most – Mourinho.
The angry and frustrated figure Mourinho often cut in the Tottenham dug-out, has become the very crazy Portuguese tactician who sprints up the touchline in celebration, the footballing world fell in love with.
When Stephen El-Shaarawy scored a 91st minute winner against Sassulo, Mourinho darted up the pitch to join in with the celebrations in the stands at the Stadio Olimpico.
They were scenes, reminiscent of his legendary touchline charge at OId Trafford, when Franciso Costinha scored a late winner against Manchester United to send Porto into the Champions League quarter-final in 2004.
If Roma and Mourinho continue as they are, this could be a very special season for both parties.
Published at Sat, 18 Sep 2021 18:52:43 +0000
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