Jose Mourinho stated that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both lucky and unlucky at the same time for the fact that they play in the same era.
The debate for the best footballer of all time was re-launched again after the hat-trick that Ronado scored agasint Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo destroyed Atletico Madrid again in the first-leg and helped Juventus qualify in the Champions League quarter-finals thanks to the overall score 3-2.
Meanwhile, the following day, on Wednesday it was Leo Messi, who helped Barcelona qualify against Lyon, with two goals and two assists.
Just after these performances, Jose Mourinho did not hesitate to give a comment.
“I think Ronaldo is the man of the week. It was obviously a fantastic performance of the team, but without him, without that personality, experience and natural ambition and pride, I do not think it would have been possible, “Mourinho said.
“If it had not been Ronaldo with that performance, then Messi would have taken all the attention. This is what happens week after week. I think they are lucky and unlucky in the same era, “Jose Mourinho continued.
“They are blessed because they can compete with each other, to compete with each other in positive maner, get extra motivation with their achievements, the number of goals, collective and individual trophies …”, said the Special One.
“On the other hand, they are unlucky, because if it was just one of them, then one of them would have 10” Golden Balls “as well as the” Golden Shoe “trophies and other trophies and records. That is the reason why I call the others little monsters, because they come after them and have to face a very high standard set by Messi and Ronaldo. It is extraordinary motivation for Neymar, Mbappe e Griezmann, “commented the Portuguese.
“I think Griezmann looked at Cristiano and thought, ‘Okay, I’m a champion, winner of Europa League and I’m doing very well, but look at him!’ So I think they are an extraordinary motivation for these guys, because unfortunately Messi and Ronaldo can not last forever, “Mourinho concluded.