Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Mourinho: Messi and Ronaldo 'Are From Another Planet'
Marca, October 8th, 2012 1:44PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  spain

MOST COMMENTED

Following an enthralling "El Clasico" that ended 2-2 at the Camp Nou on Sunday, thanks to two goals each from Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Real coach Jose Mourinho said that comparisons between the two megastars should stop because “those two are from another planet.”

“Saying which one’s the best should be banned,” Mourinho exclaimed, adding: “I would like my player to win the Ballon d'Or because he has been a champion in the toughest league in the world but they're both fantastic".

However, for Barca coach Tito Vilanova, the decision is clear: “We'll never see a player of the likes of Messi again. He's the best in the world by far.”

Meanwhile, the draw seemed to satisfy both coaches. "It's the perfect result for the game,” Mourinho said. “It was very good and the whole world was able to watch and enjoy it. ... I'm very pleased with my team and the world is happy.” Vilanova pointed out that the result leaves his team with a hefty lead over Mourinho’s men. “If they'd told us at the start of the season that we'd have an eight point lead at this point, we'd have signed up for that,” he said.

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Five Lessons to Prepare for College Soccer    
Ed McLaughlin, the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth who has been involved in college athletics for ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Chivas USA Youth Players Face Murky Future    
Chivas USA, which folded after the 2014 season, had one of the MLS's most ambitious youth ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives