Leo Messi and José Mourinho in a Golden Ball gala

THE MOST SINCERE 'MOU'

The surprising praises of José Mourinho to Leo Messi

Published:24/12/2019 - 00:45h

Updated:24/12/2019 - 08:12h

Throughout their careers they have been bitter rivals, but José Mourinho has had good words for Leo Messi. The portuguese has admited that the argentinian has made him better, and that he is the best footballer of all

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The successful career of José Mourinho does not need presentation, and has been marked by a demanding rivalry with the FC Barcelona. The luso, that worked during some years like assistant in the Catalan group, no went back it to him to cross until it did not disembark in Chelsea, but so much in the Inter of Milan as in the Real Madrid showed that it knows to handle with the paper of villain that has remained him in the Camp Nou.

It is thus that surprise the praises that has devoted to Leo Messi, precisely the main reference of the culés. In an interview conceded to 'Give Me Sport' the current trainer of the Tottenham has reviewed the style of game of the Argentinian, that has put him to proof in numerous occasions. Although in varied has achieved to go out airoso, the Portuguese admits that it always has had to work to the limit.

In spite of the different circumstances in which it has measured to the '10', the technician signals that there is a common factor, always supposes a challenge: "I Have played against Messi with Chelsea, Inter and Madrid. In all, with different approaches and aims. Sometimes to win and others, not to lose, to change or keep a result. When you treat to decode his game, to understand as it hurts to the rival, is late to brake it, is dramatic".

"It is a very rich player in terms futbolísticos, and really is the best of the best", sustains 'The Special One', that does not walk with detours to the hour to value to one of the keys of the golden age of the square barcelonista. Often it has considered him like one of the few antidotes to brake to the Barcelona team, and thinks that part of his evolution has to it to him to the forward of Rosario.

"Messi also is wonderful because it forces us to think, to study, to analyse... It forces us to decide and does us better trainers", argues Mourinho, that considers that only it can grow competing and treating to win to the best, something that without any doubt thinks that Leo Messi, and his Barça are. Further of the wars that have shared in the last years, the admiration can not hide.

Mourinho moves away of his return to the Real Madrid

Although during long it seemed the ace in the sleeve of Florentino Pérez, Mourinho has moved away notably of the Real Madrid, by a cumulus of reasons that did him decide by his return to London. Zinedine Zidane has found the stray calm and no longer looms him the dismissal, and after several months in the unemployment, the Portuguese needed to go back to direct. Never it hid that it would like him lead again to the white group, but will not be easy, at least, in the short term, that this situation go back to fulfil.

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