If someone criticises Cristiano Ronaldo, he has a problem with me.
We won the Copa del Rey because of his goal, and he’s scored I don’t know how many goals for us. He’s scored countless hat-tricks, he carries so much pressure on his back.
But do you know which game of his I’ve liked best?
The second half he gave us against Mallorca (14.01.2012).
He worked like an animal. He won the ball back for us and ended up exhausted.
I told him that it was the game of his I was most proud of.
I told him that when he works like that there’s nobody who can touch him.
When he works like that he doesn’t have to score all the time and be the man of the match.
That was his best game for me.
- José Mourinho 17.01.2012 -
Papa Mou not only defending Cristiano.
No, in a very smart way he takes off pressure from Cristiano’s back by praising his effort and dedication in a match Real Madrid won with difficulty and without a goal from Cristiano.
Mou never fails to surprise me with his wit and cleverness.
Hopefully this will help Cristiano to be less tense in tomorrow’s Clásico.
(Source: goal.com, via cr7-kaka)
He is a phenomenon worthy of study, a single copy and his replacement or clone does not exit. He is the team leader, the lightning rod and the catalyst, the manager and the creator. He is a leader capable of bringing to light the hidden human resources and give everyone confidence and conviction. Mourinho masterfully directs teams from both tactically and psychologically. He is a great coach, denying it would be like denying that after day comes night. — Arrigo Sacchi (on Jose Mourinho)
A coach doesn’t mind what types of goals his team scores.
A coach prefers goals he’s prepared and talked about with his men, but he is also a football fan and believes some are truly memorable, like Cristiano’s.
Cristiano doesn’t just serve assists, he also scores goals. That’s his natural tendency. — José Mourinho
after the match vs. Málaga with Cristiano’s hat-trick and brilliant backheel goal. (via cr7-kaka)
(Source: realmadrid.com, via cr7-kaka)
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Jose Mourinho appeared at a news conference and claimed the historical dimension of Real Madrid:
“It is normal to have ambition and that our goals are high. We are talking about Real Madrid, whatever they say is with distance the best club in the history of football. Or, more…
Jose Mourinho is the best coach I’ve had in my entire career. He can withstand all the pressure so that we remain calm. He makes you feel it’s not your responsibility — Di María (via christiesinsaneasylum)
Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 per cent sure that the melon is good. Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don’t taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic! One thing is youth football, one thing is professional football. The bridge is a difficult one to cross and they have to play with us and train with us for us to taste the melon. — Jose Mourinho, melon aficionado (via coldbloodedenforcers)
“The players are my family. What would my job be if I failed to protect them? I teach my people to form a group and to play collectively, and I let them see they have a leader that’s there for them in every way. I want them to feel I am here to protect them and that I am one of them.” — José Mourinho