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‘Look at Jose Mourinho’: David Moyes says the Roma manager’s emotional reaction is testament to the importance of the Europa Conference League ahead of West Ham’s opening game in Bucharest
- Jose Mourinho’s Roma won the Europa Conference League last season
- Mourinho emotionally lifted the trophy on the occasion of Roma’s first European silverware
- David Moyes sees Mourinho’s reaction as proof of the league’s status
- West Ham will start their campaign against Romanian club FCSB on Thursday
David Moyes says Jose Mourinho’s reaction to winning the Europa Conference League with Roma last season shows it isn’t a Mickey Mouse cup as West Ham United pursue European glory.
An emotional Mourinho lifted the trophy after beating Feyenoord 1-0 in May and West Ham are looking to take this match seriously.
Manager Moyes said on Wednesday: ‘I saw the final and it was an excellent game. If you look at Jose Mourinho, who has won all competitions, how great he felt. I’d like to win it too.’
David Moyes says Jose Mourinho’s reaction to Europa Conference League win shows league status
Mourinho secured Roma’s first major European honor by winning the league last season
“I saw the final and it was an excellent match. If you look at Jose Mourinho, who has won all competitions, how great he felt. I’d like to win it too.’
This season’s final is in Prague and West Ham’s Czech midfielder Vladimir Coufal added: “It is not only my home country, but also the stadium of my former club Slavia Prague.
“If we win the Europa Conference League, especially in Prague, I think I can invite some guys over for a few beers – if the gaffer allows it.”
West Ham’s Czech midfielder Vladimir Coufal has been looking forward to the final of the competition, which will take place in his home country.