Jose Mourinho sprinted down the touchline to celebrate under the stands with his players when Stephan El Shaarawy's notched the winning goal in stoppage time in their game against Sassuolo.
The Portuguese was overseeing his 1000th game as a manager and admitted that he was lying to himself by attempting to play down the significance of the match.
"During the week I was lying, even to myself, by saying that this was not a special match. I was trying to convince myself of that," Mourinho told DAZN via The West.
"It was a special match, with a special number for me; it was my 1000th game on the bench. I wanted to remember it for the rest of my life. I did not want to lose."
Mourinho joined Roma in May, the 10th club of a 21-year management career that has seen him win trophies in four countries and lead major European clubs like Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur.
José Mourinho celebrating after a 92nd minute winner from El Shaarawy… on his 1000th game as professional manager. 🔴🇵🇹 #Mourinho— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 12, 2021