José Mourinho had a little phrase about his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo before challenging the Juve star next season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to slow down, according to new Roma boss José Mourinho. The Juventus forward has been linked with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain after his side failed to retain their Serie A title and struggled in the Champions League last season. The 36-year-old has yet had a productive campaign, having finished first in the Serie A goalscoring table with 29 pawns and finishing with 36 goals in all competitions. Mourinho has managed Ronaldo at Real Madrid and is now set to face him with Roma.
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“He should leave Italy now and leave me in peace!” “, Mourinho joked in an interview with talkSPORT. “Everyone says, and I say the same thing, he’s not 25 anymore. He’s 36 and he doesn’t score 50 goals, but how many has he scored? His record is incredible, the figures speak for themselves. Ronaldo will be just months away from his 38th birthday by the time of the next World Cup in Qatar and Mourinho believes this event is one of the many factors that have motivated the veteran to stay at the top level. “I think he wants to not only play in this Euro but also the World Cup. He’s a legend, one of the big names that will stay in football history forever, the guy gets motivated with numbers and new things. He wants to win the Golden Ball X times, the Golden Shoe X times, he wants to get the Iranian player’s record for goals for an international team. “