Jose Mourinho has listed the best talents behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Manchester United manager offers the idea of Messi and Ronaldo being simultaneously lucky & unlucky.
While there’s open debate as to who exactly comes near the two world superstar icons, Mourinho has probably made it easier for some fans to decide.
"You have the players coming behind, who I like to call the 'little monsters'. The bar has to be high, so it has to be incredible motivation for Neymar, (Kylian) Mbappe and (Antoine) Griezmann,” Mourinho said On the Touchline.
"Unfortunately, Cristiano and Messi will not last forever."
The Portuguese manager proceeded to offer the idea that Messi and Ronaldo’s phenomena are both lucky and unlucky. The former Real Madrid coach believes that the duo would have rather enjoyed careers between separate generations.
"I think they are lucky and unlucky to be in the same generation," Mourinho said. At the same time, the manager feels the condition is also a blessing. "They are lucky because they can compete against each other.”
"They look to each other in a positive way and get extra motivation. If there was only one of them, they would have 10 Golden Boots,” added Jose.
Meanwhile, Messi will be in action for Barca this weekend against Valencia at home. In Serie A, Ronaldo’s Juventus will travel to Fiorentina.