MX23RW : Friday, November 16 12:27:12

Jose Mourinho: Cristiano Ronaldo is a "goal machine"

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praises Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and labels the Portugal international a "goal machine".

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo a "goal machine" and believes that his Portuguese compatriot's performances were crucial to their success together at Real Madrid.

Mourinho led Los Blancos to a La Liga title and a Copa del Rey triumph during his time in the Spanish capital, and the Blues boss accepted that Ronaldo was key to his team in Madrid.

He told Telefoot: "He is what Zinedine Zidane is to the French. He is an incredible player – a goal machine. I don't need to tell you what everyone already knows.

"I must remember a kid who is a goalscoring machine, who helped me to be champion, to win the Copa and the Supercopa. Probably I also helped him — we all helped each other, mutually, to win the title with 100 points against the best Barcelona team in history."

Ronaldo, who won the Ballon d'Or back in January, is expected to be one of the favourites for this year's award when the nominations are announced later this month.


Click here for more stories about Jose Mourinho

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:
Raphael Varane of Real Madrid CF heads the ball beside Ragnar Sigurdsson of FC Copenhagen during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid CF and FC Copenhagen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 2, 2013
Read Next:
Mourinho: "I like Varane"
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account