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: Cristiano Couldn't Take Criticism
Guardian, June 5th, 2013 12:34PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, spain

MOST COMMENTED

Jose Mourinho says that his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo broke down toward the end of his reign at Real Madrid because the Portuguese star “he thinks he knows everything.” Speaking to Spanish television show Punto Pelota about Ronaldo, the newly named Chelsea coach said: "I had only one problem with him, very simple, very basic, which was when a coach criticizes a player from a tactical viewpoint trying to improve what in my view could have been improved," he said. "And at that moment he didn't take it very well because maybe he thinks he knows everything and the coach cannot help him to develop more.”

Having said that, Mourinho added: "Cristiano has had three fantastic seasons with me. I don't know if they were the best of his career because he had some fantastic moments with Manchester United. I think we created a fantastic situation for him tactically in which he could express all his potential and turn that into records and goals."

Meanwhile, Alvaro Arbeloa, a former Mourinho player at Real, defended the Portuguese tactician’s work at Bernabeu, which was highly criticized for the club’s failure to win a trophy last season. “Mourinho leaves the club disappointed, and with the players mainly,” Arbeloa told La Sexta on Wednesday. “People may think that he is wrong on certain things or others, but everything he has done has been to the benefit of the club and the players, over his own benefit,” the former Liverpool player said. “He has done everything for Madrid and few here can also say that. Everyone, with the players first, must look to themselves before looking at others.”

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
Report: Barca's Vermaelen May Need Surgery     
Goal.com reports that Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could require surgery to cure the hamstring injury that ...
Messi's Top Ten Records    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga's all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat ...
Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt     
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat ...
Arsenal Investor Criticizes Wenger     
Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal's second largest shareholder after American Stan Kroenke, on Monday launched a stunning criticism ...
Referee Stark Admits Error Over Reus Challenge     
German referee Wolfgang Stark admitted that he made a mistake by not sending off Paderborn's Marvin ...
Report: Ronaldo Outscoring Many of Europe's Biggest Clubs    
With two more goals in the 4-0 win at Eibar on Saturday, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo ...
High school vs. club debate rages in New Jersey    
High school vs. club has long been an issue on the boys side, culminating with the ...
Man United's Falcao Out Two Weeks    
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao will be out for another two weeks with a "new injury", ...
Arsenal's Injury Woes Ahead of Man United Clash     
While much has been made of the injury crisis facing Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal, ...
Bolton Coach Fumes at Klinsmann    
Bolton Wanderers coach Neil Lennon on Friday slammed USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann for what he called ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives