Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho, has paid tribute to football legend, Diego Maradona saying he will miss receiving phone calls from Diego Maradona that lifted his spirits after losing matches.
The legendary footballer passed away on Wednesday, November 25, after suffering a reported heart attack and his body is currently in the villa of Argentina’s president in Buenos Aires as the world mourns the Argentina, Napoli and Boca Juniors hero .
According to Mourinho, the world already knows about the World Cup winner’s exploits on the field but he will always miss the man off the pitch that many people do not know about.
“There is Maradona and there is Diego. Maradona I don’t need to speak about because the world knows and nobody will forget,” he told BT Sport on Thursday night, November 26.
“Diego is different, the people that are the big friends of him, the people that share dressing rooms with him, colleagues, these guys are privileged.I can say he was a good friend of mine, but my contacts with him were by telephone and we met of course a few times.
“He had a big, big, big, big heart. That’s the guy I miss, because his football we can find every time we miss him, if we Google we will find it. But Diego, no. I spent the day today telling stories to my guys about him and the time we spent together and that’s the guy I miss. I especially miss the phone call that was always arriving after defeats and never after victories.
“He knew that after victories I don’t need phone calls, he knew that in difficult moments he was always there and he was always saying after defeats: ‘Mo, don’t forget you are the best’. He always had this approach.
“I miss Diego.”