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Cristiano Ronaldo will surely be ready to play for Portugal once the FIFA World Cup 2018 kicks off in Russia and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has shared his thoughts about his country’s chances of winning the competition.
According to Mourinho, he firmly believes that his nation can stand a chance of lifting the trophy as long as the Real Madrid superstar is with the team.
“Portugal has an interesting squad. Without Cristiano, it would be impossible. But with him nothing is impossible.” The 55-year-old boss stated
Ronaldo has been terrific this season with 42 goals in all competitions after having a slow start to the campaign with his Spanish club.
On top of that, the national team will head into the upcoming tournament in Russia as European champions. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for more Free Betting Tips)
Meanwhile, the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach also shared similar views for Argentina, who are still looking for their first World Cup crown since 1986.
Mourinho addressed that Argentina became a contender and one of the favorites to win because of the presence by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
“I believe that the Argentinian national team without Lionel Messi wouldn’t be a contender. But with him, it is one of the favourites.” The Portuguese manager added
Mourinho also mentioned five-time champions Brazil and Spain due to their settled squad heading into the biggest football event. (Sign Up now for more updated news and sports events)
“I very much like the basic structure of Brazil, its tactical and mentality. There is a mixture between Brazilian natural talents, with a serious approach, physical, tactical. It is a team capable of defending well, allowing few goals, with a good support base. And then up front with Willian, Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus. All players with outstanding qualities.
“We also have the traditional teams of Europe, but I believe Spain is once again a real team. They were able to get together players with the same game philosophy, adapted to that playing style. I would say that Spain is in better condition than any other European rivals. But let’s see… It is going to be entertaining to me, I’ll be in Russia for a week to follow the games and then finally vacation.” Mourinho concluded
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