Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho commented late last week on the United States Men's National Team with regards to their participation in the 2014 World Cup that will take place in Brazil later this summer.
In an interview with Yahoo Sports, the “Special One” (Mourinho's nickname) spoke well of the USMNT and MLS. Mourinho stated that the United States was ready “to create problems” in this upcoming World Cup “despite not having incredible talent, but having some good players...”.
His reasons for this included that the team of the Stars and Stripes have “...some good players playing in Europe and some good players in the MLS that is coming up day by day.”
It was interesting to get Mourinho's thoughts on the USMNT. He is undoubtedly one of the best futbol managers in the world. His analysis was simple, but more importantly it was honest and sincere. At least it came off that way.
Getting any type of compliment from someone like Jose Mourinho is noteworthy, after all it is Jose Mourinho. When he talks and gives opinion it behooves you take note of it.
The closest comparison in comparing Mourinho to American head coaches would be Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots. Just add the element of brash and blatant arrogance. Don't believe me? Let me put it this way, Mourinho was the one who gave himself the nickname of the “Special One”.
Below is the link for the rest of the interview with Yahoo sports: