Japan’s victory over Germany ‘not a big surprise’: Jose Mourinho
According to Jose Mourinho, the triumph of Japan over Germany wasn’t a “wild surprise” and that European football places a lot of emphasis on egos.
During the six-week Serie A break, Mourinho and his AS Roma team are in Japan for training.
Friendlies between the Giallorossi and Yokohama F. Marinos and Nagoya Grampus are scheduled.
Mourinho discussed Japan’s amazing achievement during a press conference and said he wasn’t overly surprised by the outcome.
The Roma coach discussed Japan’s victory against Germany in the World Cup.
I was heartbroken because I missed the game while watching television in bed while it was on. Although it’s not a huge surprise, congratulations to Japan—they are a strong team that is developing.
“I think there is currently a lot of emphasis in European football on the individual and egos, and when I look at your profile as a people and a nation, I have never trained Japanese players, but I have coached Asian players.
“In my situation, I was fortunate to have trained the best Asian player, Son Heung-min, and I realize that the mentality is absolutely unique,” the coach said.
In the following game, Germany plays Spain, while Japan plays Costa Rica.