Thursday, Jul 09, 2020 | Last Update : 09:47 AM IST

106th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2237241231929448 Tamil Nadu118594711161636 Delhi102831742173165 Gujarat37636267441978 Uttar Pradesh2996819627313 Telangana2761216287313 Karnataka2681511100417 West Bengal2383715790804 Rajasthan2140416575472 Andhra Pradesh211979745252 Haryana1799913645279 Madhya Pradesh1562711768622 Bihar12525933898 Assam12523833016 Odisha10097670354 Jammu and Kashmir89315399143 Punjab67494554175 Kerala5895345228 Chhatisgarh3415272814 Uttarakhand3230262143 Jharkhand3018210422 Goa190311568 Tripura171612481 Manipur14307710 Himachal Pradesh107876410 Puducherry104351714 Nagaland6443030 Chandigarh4924017 Arunachal Pradesh270922 Mizoram1971390 Sikkim125650 Meghalaya94432
  Sports   Football  02 Jun 2019  ‘Messi and Ronaldo won’t win the Ballon D’or’: Jose Mourinho

‘Messi and Ronaldo won’t win the Ballon D’or’: Jose Mourinho

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jun 2, 2019, 4:41 pm IST
Updated : Jun 2, 2019, 5:58 pm IST

Mourinho states that winning titles is an important aspect of becoming the best in the world and that talent doesn’t guarantee a Ballon d'Or

Mourinho further stated that he’d be calling Messi or Ronaldo the winner of the trophy had Barcelona or Juventus won the UCL title. (Photo: File)
 Mourinho further stated that he’d be calling Messi or Ronaldo the winner of the trophy had Barcelona or Juventus won the UCL title. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Jose Mourinho, the former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, believes that Barcelona and Juventus not winning the UEFA Champions League this season would negate the chances of favourites Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from winning the title.

While Juventus crashed out of the competition at the hands of in-form Ajax in the quarter-finals, Barcelona was stunned after their 3-0 lead was wasted in the second leg where they lost 4-0 to Liverpool, who went on to win the title.

Mourinho states that winning titles is an important aspect of becoming the best in the world and that talent alone doesn’t guarantee a Ballon d'Or in the present era.

Adding on the importance of winning important matches and sustaining victories, Mourinho further stated that he’d be calling Messi or Ronaldo the winner of the trophy had Barcelona or Juventus won the UCL title.

On the other hand, Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk, a likely contender for the trophy who has had a terrific season with the club, also winning the Champions League, revealed on his twitter handle that he would still pick Lionel Messi ahead of himself despite the fact that the Argentine didn’t win the UCL title.

Tags: jose mourinho, lionel messi, cristiano ronaldo, ballon d'or 2109
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)