Former Chelsea manager José Mourinho thinks that team are more important of individual players in contemporary football, with one little exception: Lionel Messi.
The Portuguese coach thinks to have him in your side makes winning a little easier, even if the team performances are still important.
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“First of all it’s about individual players. Just to give you an example, [Leo] Messi won the Champions League with three different managers,” he said in an interview with BT Sport.
“I think it’s easier to win with him, than against him. I am a football manager. I know that sometimes people think that the individual is more important than the team.
“But when I feel that it is time for me to take a permanent holiday – I still think that the team is more important than anything.
“But the obvious reality is that there are some players who can make a difference.”
About his future, Mourinho said:
“Yes I was lucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December – not just options but good options,” the Special One added.
“But I made a decision to wait calmly. The reality is that I want to work. July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere, I want to be there.”