On Sunday night, Romelu Lukaku made his full debut for Roma by scoring his first goal for the team in a 7-0 thumping of Empoli.
Following an unsuccessful return to the club, Chelsea deemed the Belgian surplus to needs, and he is now spending the season on loan at the Serie A powerhouse.
In the 86th minute, Lukaku, who was still looking for the magic goal to launch his Roma career, scored the sixth goal.
Speaking after the game, Mourinho argued that Lukaku’s first goal ‘wasn’t essential’ but acknowledged that the Belgian brought a ‘different feel’ to his tenure.
“It was not important for me. It might be important for him, I know strikers live for the goal,” said Mourinho.
“Since the moment he arrived, he has been all about the team and it doesn’t matter if he scores or not. Obviously, he feels happier coming off after a goal and it’s perfect for him, especially to score in front of the Curva.”
“Romelu brings a different profile to the team and we still need to learn how to play for him, because we don’t have the hang of it yet, nor does he know how to play for us. We have time to work on it and games help that too.”
“Romelu needs to be happy, needs to feel loved and wanted. He arrived here, immediately realised the team needed a player like him. He is a guy who likes to win,” he added.