Jose Mourinho weighs in on the debate of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, rather than preferring a player.

Speaking to On the Touchline last year, the Portuguese manager admitted that both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set the bar really high.

Tottenham Hotspur’s current manager Mourinho trained Cristiano Ronaldo during his tenure as owner of Real Madrid. However, the Portuguese were apprehensive about choosing one of the two, believing that they were lucky and unlucky at the same time.

“I think they are lucky and unlucky in the same generation. They are lucky because they can compete against each other. They look at each other in a positive way and get extra motivation. If one of them If there was only one, then they are ten golden boots. “

The former Chelsea manager said that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ranked the bar really high.

“Now, I think they have set the bar really high. And you have players coming in, who I like to call ‘little monsters’. The bar has to be high, so it becomes an incredible inspiration for Neymar Will happen.” [Kylian] Mbappé more [Antoine] Griezmann. “

Mourinho eventually revealed that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo would not last forever.

“Unfortunately, Cristiano and Messi will not last forever.”

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have entered the twilight years of their careers

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Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have been heavily linked with Lionel Messi, who is likely to leave Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered the most important player of Juventus. Despite this, the Portuguese superstar has been linked with a return to Manchester United, while Paris Saint-Germain has also been robbed as a destination.


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Published 02 January 2021 13:13 IST

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