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Mourinho after victory at Ajax: ‘Poets win little prizes in football’

Mourinho after victory at Ajax: ‘Poets win little prizes in football’

José Mourinho praised after the won the Europa League final with Manchester United the team effort of his team. The Portuguese manager saw his players Wednesday night with a 2-0 win of Ajax.

That happened with a style of play that is typical of Mourinho. In the back was hardly anything given away and United got themselves yield from the few chances that the afdwong.

The manager turned not to his negative view. “If you dominate them in the air, you just need to long balls games”, said Mourinho on the website of the club.

“In football you have a lot of poets. But poets of winning a lot of prizes,” said Mourinho on the offensive and frivolous style of play from Ajax. “We knew that we are better than Ajax and have their weaknesses exposed.”

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Victory in Europe League means a lot to Mourinho

Champions League

Thanks to the Europa League win has United a ticket earned for the group stage of the Champions League for next season. That did not work through the league, where the team is pleased to take a sixth place.

“We have us in the right way for the Champions League placed. For me, that is by champion or Europa League to win,” Mourinho.

“We were not strong enough for the Premier League to win, but the Europa League to deal with it.”

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Ajax started the Europa League final against Manchester United with André Onana and Bertrand Traoré.
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Prior to the final between was a minute’s silence held for the victims of the attack in Manchester.
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Ajax lost the final battle against Manchester United with 2-0.
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For Manchester United, meant the after the League Cup and the Community Shield, the third prize of this season.
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Paul Pogba opened in the eighteenth minute, the score for United.
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Ajax had it in the first half will be difficult to United. The Locals had a lot of possession, but were hardly dangerous.
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United-goalkeeper Sergio Romero did for peace, only serious action on a shot by Bertrand Traoré.
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled just after resting in the lead for the English.
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In the second half, managed Ajax, there is barely a hole in the defense of the United to find.
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Marouane Fellaini was close to 3-0 for the team of José Mourinho.
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Disappointment at Ajax after the end of the finale.
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Ajax-supporters in the Friends Arena.
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Fully deserved

United previously won three times the Champions League or its predecessor the european Cup I and also knew once to seize on the now vanished Europe Cup II.

“We now have all the prices in the world of football”, knows Mourinho. “The victory over Ajax was fully deserved. We have hard fought for. I was happy to get all players, including the injured players on crutches, with the cup.”

Earlier this season won Manchester United the Community Shield and the League Cup. “It was a tough season with up to 64 matches. I thank everyone at the club for his contribution to the success.”

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Holiday

The 54-year-old coach is on holiday. “When we later landed in Manchester, I take the car to London and I fly to Portugal. I now give just anything in football.”

“From now on, I’ll have a holiday, I go also not to the coming matches of the national teams look. I am selfish, I can not even afford. Enough is enough. The last months have been very heavy.”

For the first time in his long career ended He’s not in the top three of the national league. “But we have three prizes won and us for the Champions League placed. I am very happy after the hardest season in my career as a manager.”

Mourinho hopes that he is next season, the decision to have a stronger selection. “Ed Woodward (technical director, red.) has my to-do list. He knows all of two months which players I want to have. It is now up to him and the owners. I wish them much success, because for me it is time to just move away.”

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