Spurs Manager Jose Mourinho hails Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jose Mourinho has dallied into the famouse football controversy, on who is a better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and his arch rival Lionel Messi.
The Tottenham manager was full of praise for both outstanding stars, adding that they are ‘lucky and unlucky’ to play in the same generation.
Mourinho, who coached Ronaldo in Real Madrid and played against the Barcelona star, also noted that it was unfortunate both player will not last as their brilliance will be reduced by age.
Messi and Ronaldo have influenced the football scene for over a decade, sharing eleven Ballon d’Or honours between themselves, with Messi securing his sixth gong this season.
The 56-year-old Portuguese manager admitted that the pair will go down well in the sport history for creating records that will be difficult for ‘little monsters’ coming behind to break.
He also noted that the Juventus star and his Argentine rival have raised the bar high beyond expectations. “Now, I think they have put the bar really high. And you have the players coming behind, who I like to call the ‘little monsters,” Mourinho explained.
“The bar has to be high, so it has to be incredible motivation for Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappé and [Antoine] Griezmann.
Unfortunately, Cristiano and Messi will not last forever.”
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