When media asked him to choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the 55-year-old Portuguese manager faced the same difficulty like many other footballers and coaches who had previously chosen their favorite player. However, Jose Mourinho gives his own opinion about this never-ending debate. A few days ago, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri talked about Cristiano Ronaldo and called him serene.
After ending his Manchester United duty in December last year, Jose Mourinho is now appearing as a football pundit for the beIN Sports. And while talking about the current global football scenario, the former Real Madrid coach gave his detailed views on the Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate.
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While talking about the comparison between Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine Lionel Messi, Jose Mourinho said “I think it is unfair to both of them when someone says one is better than the other one,” and he then added, “I think they are just different.”
He said “The only thing that I can say is that when I had Ronaldo on my side I was a very happy man,” and added, “When I had to play against Messi I had to think a lot to try and help my team to have chances to succeed.” He said, “The thing to admire is the number of years that they have stayed at the top.”
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Mourinho said “To win once, it can happen. To win and win and win and win and win is much more difficult. As a player, you can appear like a hurricane and then disappear.” He then added, “These two guys have been there for ten years and everything is about them until the moment they decide enough is enough and other people can raise the bar.”
The Portuguese manager also talked about his future and said “I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and [that] is where I am going to be.” He then further added, “I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.”