JOSE MOURINHO paid emotional tribute to Diego Maradona as he revealed the tragic star used to offer him cellphone calls of encouragement after he misplaced video games.
Mourinho claimed will probably be simple for the world to recollect Maradona’s soccer by taking a look at movies on-line – however will probably be not possible to switch the footballing nice as an individual.
Jose Mourinho has hailed Diego Maradona as a footballer but in addition as an individualCredit score: AFP – Getty
The Tottenham boss mentioned: “There may be Maradona and there’s Diego.
“Maradona I don’t want to discuss as a result of the world is aware of and no one will overlook. Diego is completely different.
“I can say he was a superb good friend of mine, however my contacts with him have been on phone and we met in fact just a few occasions, and he was an enormous, huge, huge coronary heart. That’s the man I miss.
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“His soccer you’ll find each time we miss him, with Google we’ll discover. However Diego, no.
“I spent right this moment telling tales to my guys about him and the time we spent collectively, and that’s the man I miss.
“I particularly miss the cellphone name that was all the time arriving after defeats and by no means after victories.
“He knew that after victories I don’t want a cellphone calls, he knew that in troublesome moments he was all the time there.
“He was saying after defeats, in troublesome moments, he was all the time saying ‘Mou, don’t overlook you’re the finest’, and he was all the time with this type of method. So, I miss Diego.
“The folks which are huge buddies with him, the folks that share with him dressing rooms and are colleagues – these guys are privileged.”
Maradona handed away on Wednesday on the age of 60 attributable to a suspected coronary heart assault.
He performed for golf equipment embody Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors, in addition to the Argentina nationwide crew.