Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi: “He was the best,” Jose…

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi: “He was the best,” Jose…

Several years ago, Jose Mourinho chose fellow Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo as the GOAT over Lionel Messi.

After a few years, it seems that the former Real Madrid coach has changed.

On TNT Sports, Jose Mourinho pointedly pointed out that Lionel Messi was simply the best player of his generation ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Of course this little guy (Messi), this little guy was not coachable, but I have to admit that he was the best of our generation.”the Portuguese announced on the TNT Sports channel the person he would like to coach.

A statement that surprised many fans given the well-known rivalry between the Portuguese and Barcelona, ​​which puts the Argentine ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The coach witnessed the great rivalry between the Portuguese and the Argentine closely during the three seasons he spent at Real Madrid.

Both players dominated the football scene and showed the football world a competitiveness that would go down in the history of the sport, sharing the Ballon d'Or every year.

Along with Messi, Mourinho was asked about the football moment that affected him the most.

“We lost the Champions League semi-final by a goal that was not a goal.”Mourinho said of the 2005 play-off against Liverpool. A back-and-forth match was decided by a goal from Spaniard Luis Garcia, which was not supposed to be validated because it did not cross the goal line.

Speaking of the best stadium atmosphere he has ever experienced, the Portuguese had another surprise. “I got lucky. I wasn't at Manchester United at the best time for the club, but Old Trafford is Old Trafford, the Bernabeu is the Bernabeu, San Siro is San Siro, and Stamford Bridge is the same thing.he said of some of the more famous stadiums.

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“But I would say that for a team that is not used to winning, the Roma fans are very loyal to the team.”He said about his former team.

Although he chose Lionel Messi as the best footballer of his generation, he does not believe he is the best athlete in history. “It's really hard, almost impossible to say, there are a lot of players who have written history that can't be erased, not just for the sport. Maybe in our generation, I don't know, but I would say Jesse Owens.” Mourinho concluded.

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