Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims of Barcelona star Lionel Messi being the greatest.
The Special One — speaking out after Barca boss Tito Vilanova hailed Messi as the greatest — believes Galactico Cristiano Ronaldo is so good he must be from outer space!
Mourinho said: - When someone with the same responsibility as me comes out and says ‘Mine is the best on the planet’ then I have to say ‘mine was not born in Madeira, he was born on Mars. He is not from planet Earth, he is the best in the universe'.
- If Messi is the best on the planet, Ronaldo is the best in the universe.
- It would be a crime if Ronaldo did not win the Ballon d’Or.
Mourinho argues his man must reclaim the honour after helping Madrid win La Liga last season.
He said: - If you are going to give out the Ballon d’Or because a player is the best, give it to Cristiano or Messi. But I ask — if the two are on the same level, is it normal that one wins four and the other one? It is not.
-How can you win the Ballon d’Or without collecting titles, without winning anything important?
- Don’t come to me telling me about the Intercontinental Cup or the Supercup, this is small stuff. Tell me about fat titles.