“Every minute I spent with him” – Mourinho lifts the lid on his special relationship with the great Maradona
Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho opens up on relationship with Diego Maradona
Speaking to the press (h/t Tottenham Hotspur) after the game against Ludogorets Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho opened up on his relationship with Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona.
The 60-year-old passed away this week due to a heart attack. Wishes have been pouring in from across the globe for a player who showcased the true majesty of the sport.
Talking about his late friend, Mourinho revealed that Maradona would call him up after heavy defeats but never after a win.
“Call me after my big defeats, but never my victories.”
While Maradona’s footballing ability is no secret, Mourinho has also revealed that the Argentine possessed a big heart. An aspect that is perhaps not seen by those not close to him.
“He had a big, big, big, big heart. That’s the guy I miss.”
Maradona appears to have had an excellent opinion of Mourinho. His phone calls to the Spurs boss after defeats were to remind him that he is the best. It is an interesting tidbit on the relationship between two giants of the game.
“He knew that after victories I don’t need phone calls, he knew that in difficult moments he was always there and he was always saying after defeats: ‘Mo, don’t forget you are the best.”
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Mourinho went on to add that he would miss his dear friend. Tottenham put in an excellent performance to defeat Ludogorets in the Europa League yesterday. While Mourinho may not have been able to go in-person to pay his respects, the football his team showcased on the field will have been enough tribute.
After all what better way to honour a player who was a god of the game.
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