ROME – It was July 13, 2021, just over a year ago, when the Rome announced the purchase of Rui Patricio33-year-old goalkeeper withdrawn for € 11.5 million plus bonus from Wolverhampton. The first purchase of the era Mourinhoa player strongly backed by the Special One which, you know, leaves nothing to chance. So on August 26 a year ago, immediately after the victory against Trabzonspor which led to the Rome in the Conference rounds, the Portuguese coach, instead of waiting for the team to leave the field, ran from his man of the match who after the first friendly matches had been a bit “beaten” by a part of the Giallorossi fans for some too many uncertainties. A normal and understandable fear of having number one wrong again later the flops of Olsen and Pau Lopez.
Rome, Mourinho’s victory
Other than a mistake, Rui Patricio turned out to be one of the best players of the season and absolute protagonist of the Conference League victory. From his parades the European path began and from his parades it ended with the trophy on the bulletin board. In a few games the skepticism was totally forgotten, passing by “He is 33 years old, he is in his descending parable” to “You want to see that those twelve million are also few”. The umpteenth victory of Mourinho who bet on him, vouched for his desire to get even more involved after three good seasons at Wolverhampton and a European won as a protagonist. TO Marrazesthe city where he was born, they dedicated a statue to him that depicts a large parade on Griezmann in the 2016 final won against France.
Rui, the Saint Patrick of Rome
In Rome there are still no statues but the holy cards are around: “Rui is a monster, the Saint Patrick of Rome – Mourinho said a few days ago -. He played 54 games and made only two mistakes, his performance was very high. In Portugal, it is said that he does not play for the national team after the season in Roma? For me he is a heresy “. The replica of the coach of the Lusitanian national team came shortly after: “He has been a saint here for a long time.” The number one of Rome two days ago he remained on the bench against Czech Republicbut on Sunday he will be the starter against Swiss.
Holidays and Svilar
Then, it will be time for a well-deserved vacation, to rest and spend time with the family before returning to Mourinho’s disposal for the new season. He will still be the owner of course and with three objectives: to confirm himself for Roma, earn the World Cup of November and act as hen a Mile Svilar, the twenty-two year old that Roma has withdrawn on a free transfer and on which he is aiming strongly for the future. It will help him to settle in, to learn Italian and integrate into the locker room, as well as of course to make him grow from a technical point of view.
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