“Lots of times at Real Madrid, the players would be queuing in front of the mirror before the game while the referee waited for them in the tunnel.
But that’s how society is now. Young people care a lot about this: they are twentysomething and I am 51 and if I want to work with kids I have to understand their world. How can I stop my players on the bus doing, er, what do you call?… Twitters and these things? How can I stop them if my daughter and my son do the same? So, I have to adapt to the moment.”
— José Mourinho
"Twitters and these things?" LOL ♥
Well, the handsome Madrid players don’t want to please us only with their beautiful game, but as well with their appearance. With the
uglyBarca players this would be pointless ;o)
"I don’t think he [Messi] needs to win [the World Cup ] with Argentina to be great. He is great.”
"Ronaldo is great, I don’t think he needs to be world champion to be great."
"But – there is always a but – Maradona did it, Zidane did it and Ronaldo Luís Nazário and Rivaldo, they did it. Many of the big guys, they did it so everybody is waiting for them to do it.”
— José Mourinho (he was only asked about Messi)
"I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one, the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo."
Unfortunately this quote seems to be the only one that is relevant for the media because it’s a kind of side blow against Cristiano.
Please watch all 3 parts of this interesting ESPN interview, it’s worthwhile.
Realmadrid LIFE: A look back at Real Madrid’s Champions League win against Galatasaray
(by Real Madrid C.F.)
Unfortunately not all players were as ambitious as Cristiano.
When he cannot control his nail biting, we can feel how tense Cristiano is. Of course he wasn’t contented with the draw, even though it was him scoring the only goal for Real Madrid.
Like Mou said after the match: “We are not scoring many goals, that is the truth. Perhaps one of the differences compared to last season. In four chances we’d score three, in six, four, etc. We scored goals with great ease and the only player that has kept a similar average is Cristiano, all the others have dropped in terms of the number of goals scored and obviously the team suffers because of that.”
Real Zaragoza vs. Real Madrid 1:1, 30.03.2013 (6’ Rodri, 39’ Cristiano Ronaldo)
When football turns into art:
The White Angel doesn’t need wings to fly.
- Runs like Usain Bolt - but with a football on his feet and after already running and fighting throughout the match
- Leaps as high as Michael Jordan
- Stops in the air for a moment, like only the best ballet dancers can - the Nureyev of football
Poetry in motion, of powerful elegance, yet looking effortless.
Cristiano spoils us with his unique skills match after match.
Simply the best. As Mou says: “He is not from planet Earth, he is the best in the universe.”
He’s used to being surrounded by controversy, but it’s a difficult moment for him.
It will be hard for him to win the league now and impossible if Real doesn’t win on Saturday.
There must have been occasions when he would have happily walked away.
I haven’t spoken to him recently, but every time Mourinho opens his mouth, he causes controversy, whatever he says.
There are always rumours, things aren’t clear. It’s a difficult situation.
It seems people don’t want him to succeed. There’s a feeling of hate. I think a lot of people are happy things aren’t going well for him.
You either love him or hate him, there is no middle ground.
Sometimes there is a lack of respect, even in Portugal, which I find unbelievable.
Things are different in England, more relaxed.