Consultant for various English media during the Euro, José Mourinho once again indulged in praise about the France team and two of its players, Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema.
Things are clear. For José Mourinho, there is only one favorite for Euro 2020: France. A few days ago, the Special One had offered a platform in the Sun to underline the potential of the Blues. For the Times, the Lusitanian persisted and signed, clearly igniting for two French players: Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé. The first, he knows him inside out for having had him under his command on the side of Real Madrid and places him among the favorites for the title of top scorer of the tournament, alongside Romelu Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane.
“The best compliment you can give Karim is that he was Cristiano’s favorite partner at Real Madrid. For Cristiano to fall in love with another striker it means that this one does a lot for him and for all the players around him. He’s probably the only # 9 I know who isn’t selfish in his game. Karim is a very sweet boy. He is very calm. He is a great team player. In that sense, I can compare him to Harry Kane. I would say, however, that Harry has more of a killer instinct “, he first launched. We are far from press conferences where he compared the native of Bron to a cat while he wanted a lion in the opposing box. He then added.
The Special One compares Mbappé to Ronaldo
“The way Karim interacts with the other players is fantastic. He is aging but his body seems to be getting younger. He really takes care of himself. His life has changed a lot compared to his younger years. He is a fantastic professional ”, he greeted, referring to the attacking trio available to Didier Deschamps. “But Karim is absolutely amazing and when you look at the France team and imagine Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé by his side, I think it can be something big. Mbappé is very, very fast, Griezmann has an incredible ball strike and knows how to support the striker and place himself between the lines “, he imagined, a smile on his face.
KB9 is not the only one to have the favor of the Portuguese. Mbappé, too, impresses him. “I fell under his spell the first time I saw him. The Euro of affirmation for Mbappé? I hope I was a very young assistant coach in Barcelona and fell in love with Ronaldo, he was amazing. I remember some of his goals. With Bobby Robson, who has an incredible experience, we were impressed. Unfortunately, he couldn’t have done better because of the terrible injuries he suffered at Inter. This Ronaldo was amazing. I think Mbappé has a few things about this Ronaldo. I know he’s already the world champion but the time has come for him to punch his fist and say he’s the best. He has incredible potential, he scares all his opponents ”, he sent. Praise.