Jose Mourinho cites Cristiano Ronaldo for possessing 3 qualities which “money can’t buy”

Jose Mourinho described three qualities that fellow Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has as a football player that makes him better than the rest.

Jose Mourinho is widely considered to be one of the best football managers of all time. Known as ‘ The Special One’, Mourinho is hailed for his vast knowledge of the game.

He has led teams like Inter Milan, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United to many trophies and accolades.

Mourinho has overseen the growth of many players during his tenure as a coach. Most of them have been a part of legendary teams that have produced some of the biggest plays in the history of football.

One of the best players Mourinho has coached in his career is his fellow countryman , Cristiano Ronaldo.

José was manager at Real Madrid when the young sensation from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo came on a then world record fee.

While their relationship was rumoured to be rocky, it cannot be denied that both have immense respect that is mutual.

Mourinho lists 3 qualities that Ronaldo possesses

After being out of a managerial job since his sacking at Manchester United last year, José currently serves as a football analyst and critic for different media networks.

During an interview with Portuguese media outlet O Jogo Mourinho listed three qualities that Ronaldo possesses , that makes him so different than his counterparts.

He said that ambition, motivation and pride are things that you cannot buy.

It’s all in his head. It’s his naturalness, it’s in his DNA: Ambition, motivation, personal pride: these are things that can’t be bought and that are innate in people & Ronaldo will be like that until the end…. special players from the mental point of view.

Jose Mourinho is one of the best when it comes to football analysing. He is well worth his salt, in whatever he does or says.

Having coached and played against some of the biggest clubs in history, Mourinho knows full well the mental state of players.

Mourinho has been involved in the highest level of professional football for a long time. His evaluation of Ronaldo has validation and is well justifiable.

Cristiano Ronaldo : why he’s still one of the bests in the business

Cristiano Ronaldo is a beast. At the age of 34, he still outperforms many 20 year olds .

He won more WhoScored man of the match awards (10) than any other player in Serie A this term and with a 7.68 rating, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was ‘s player of the season

He is one of the fittest athletes in the world, across all sports. Footballing legends at his age were close to retirement, if not retired already.

However, Cristiano still manages to turn matches on his head all by himself. He still inspires many youngsters in the game. He is a idol to budding talents all over the world .

Therefore, Mourinho is right when he says that Ronaldo is a man driven by his own ambition and pride.

Unlike his counterparts, Cristiano Ronaldo is not content with sub-par results. He sets ridiculously high benchmarks for himself that he manages to accomplish with flair .

Other ‘superstars’ of the game become more complacent as they age. At 34, Ronaldo’s physique is ridiculous.

It is out of sheer motivation and the pride of being the best in the world that makes him so unique.

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Balotelli feels Ronaldo isn’t in the reckoning as football’s best alongside Lionel Messi

There are few players in the footballing world that have had such a controversial past as Mario Balotelli. He has had a relatively up and down career, playing for clubs like Inter Milan, Manchester City and Liverpool and Nice, before signing up for Marseille in January 2019.

From his on field antics to him setting his garage on fire, he always seems to attract attention towards himself and it seems that the Italian is at it again.

Last night Barcelona won 3-0 against Liverpool in a thrilling Champions League semi-final game. Their talisman Lionel Messi scored 2 goals in the match which helped them get one foot in the final.

The second of his goals was a typical Messi goal –  a magical free kick from over 35 yards out. That goal also marked his 600th goal for Barcelona.

While millions were out congratulating Messi on his remarkable achievement, Balotelli took it one step further and took an audacious jibe at Cristiano Ronaldo.

He went on Instagram to congratulate Messi by saying that one must not compare Messi with Ronaldo anymore.

In his post, he doesn’t even refer to Ronaldo by his name, instead referring to him as Juve’s # 7.

The utter disrespect from Balotelli towards Ronaldo has no doubt received criticism from fans all around the world.

It should also be taken into account that Ronaldo reached the same feat just last month when he scored his 600th career goal in a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan.

Although he may not have helped Juventus clinch the Champions league this time around, Ronaldo himself is having a very good season, helping Juventus win their 6th consecutive title.

With both Ronaldo and Messi being the greatest and the most consistent footballers of the last decade, such an attack would most certainly not be appreciated within the footballing community.

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Ronaldo buys the most expensive car in the world as Messi prepares for a giant game of football

Remember the time Cristiano Ronaldo raced a Bugatti Veyron for a Nike commercial? That commercial sits well in the memory for most football fans as it was as innovative as it was outrageous. And as greatness can be achieved by pushing yourself to the limit, both Ronaldo and Bugatti have taken themselves to newer levels since that advert was made.

Rumors have come out recently suggesting that Ronaldo is now the owner of the one-of-its-kind Bugatti La Voiture Noire, the most expensive car ever made.

Literally translating to “The Black Car”, Cristiano is rumored to have shelled out more than 18 million dollars for the supercar. The features of the car are mind-boggling, and it’s fair to say that it warrants the heavy price tag. It would be a prized asset and one worthy of Ronaldo’s ownership if the rumors are indeed true.

But what the rumored purchase does bring to the fore, is contrasting situations between two of the greats of the modern game, Messi and Ronaldo. Back when Cristiano and Messi were going head-to-head against each other in La Liga, the world stood aside, amazed at the epic rivalry that was on show.

Laden with goals, assists, powerful performances, club trophies, individual honors and a universe of emotions, we doubted if we would ever come across another such battle of the greats, to be the greatest.

And while the two entertained us in the 9 years they shared in Spain, Ronaldo looked to move on as he joined Juventus at the start of the 2018 season. Having aged like a fine wine and still being impactful as ever, the rivalry still lingers as Messi and Ronaldo still push their limits to the extreme.

But currently, they two live in slightly different scenarios. While Messi spearheaded a dominant display against Manchester United that saw them cruise to the semi-finals of the CL, Ronaldo’s two goals over two legs weren’t enough to see off Ajax, as the Dutch side progressed 3-2 on aggregate.

Contrastingly now, Ronaldo appears to have afforded another luxury in the form of Bugatti’s unique supercar, while Lionel Messi is rallying his troops for a blockbuster clash with Liverpool.

And while their European fortunes may have changed over the past few weeks, these two still remain the two of the best in the world. The only difference is that one of them owns a Bugatti La Voiture Noire.


American soccer expert answers Ronaldo v Messi GOAT question

I have so many questions. If pizzas are round in shape, why do they come in a square box? Why aren’t toasters called ‘tanning breads’? Who is the greatest football player in the world at the moment?

We may not realize it, but we are a fortunate lot. For we are living in a time when arguably the most gifted football player of all time and the most efficient footballing machine coexist today.

Future generations will one day ask their parents about the greatest sportsperson of all time. A ton of answers will crop up. But I think we can all agree that the list will hold the names the two people who have set the footballing world on fire for the last couple of decades.

The question, however, still persists. Who is the Greatest Of All Time? Is it the man, the myth, the legend – Cristiano Ronaldo? Or is it the man who was born with a ball at his feet, the footballing magician – Lionel Messi?

Sid Seixero, an American soccer expert thinks he has the answer.

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Sid Seixeiro has chosen a clear side in the GOAT debate, a question that has gone unanswered ever since Messi and Ronaldo have been vying for the award most prestigious, the Ballon d’Or.

While Messi and Ronaldo have both been plundering goals for their respective clubs all over Europe, fans have always been divided over who gets to be seated on the throne of the GOAT.

Ronaldo is the clear winner, says Seixeiro. In the video, Seixeiro goes on to state that Ronaldo has performed at arguably the same, if not a higher level than Messi while playing with teammates like Carrick and Fletcher. Messi, meanwhile, could count on the services of one of the silkiest central midfield duo of all time – Xavi and Iniesta.

Ballon d’Ors will come and go. Generations of players will come and go. But the GOAT debate will rage on. While Ronaldo will continue to conquer on the international stage and “prove” himself with clubs all over Europe, Messi will continue to do what he does best. Mesmerize.

Unless and until toasters are rechristened as tanning breads, the question of the GOAT will remain unanswered.