Pellegrini: ‘Now let’s win again for Roma in future’

by | May 25, 2022 23:15

Lorenzo Pellegrini is a native Roma fan who got to lift the Conference League as captain of his hometown club. ‘Now we celebrate and must make it happen again in future.’

The Giallorossi started this competition from the play-offs and went through some tough moments, most notably the 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the group phase, but finished it lifting the inaugural Conference League trophy in Tirana.

Feyenoord were beaten 1-0 thanks to a moment of skill from Nicolò Zaniolo, who chested down a Gianluca Mancini ball over the top and flicked it past the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Conference League Final | Roma 1-0 Feyenoord: Zaniolo wins first European trophy

Roma had never won a major UEFA tournament before, as the Fairs Cup was not recognised in the 1960s, losing Finals in 1984 and 1991.

“We are a real team, we proved that. Now we have to celebrate and then start again, which is always difficult after a great victory, but a real team wins, celebrates and starts again,” Pellegrini told Sky Sport Italia.

It is inevitably a different experience for Pellegrini, as the captain who lifted the trophy, but also as a Roman and Romanista from birth.

“Naturally. Naturally. I said yesterday that I never would’ve imagined at the age of 25 to achieve this with the Roma jersey and the captain’s armband. It is a wonderful moment.

“Now we must celebrate, fix this moment in our minds and make it happen again in future.”

There were also 50,000 fans packed into the Stadio Olimpico who couldn’t make it to Tirana, watching the game together on giant screens.

“We can only give them an immense thanks. We have hopefully given back only a small part of what they have given us over the past few seasons.”


  1. InterFan75

    With some good reinforcements, Roma can win UEL too.

  2. GAZ

    FORZA ROMA! FORZA MOURINHO! Where are all Mourinho’s haters!

  3. forzaroma

    Fantastic achievement with such a thin squad! Don’t let it ever be forgotten we got hammered 6-1 and went on to win it! Incredible winning mentality from Jose. DAJE!!!

  4. MG

    Much better than Juventus.

  5. Jarod KNowles

    Thank you Mourinho and Roma for bringing the trophy to Italy, this and that Euro win can help ease the pain of no WC again.

  6. Mike

    As nice this is sorry it does not ease pain of no wc again

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