A former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has mocked Lionel Messi, saying Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo could win the COPA America before him.
Concise News learned that Messi had not won any senior international crown with Argentina and berated the organizers of the COPA America 2019 for favouring Brazil to win the competition.
Argentina lost 2-0 to Brazil in the sem-final of the competition and Messi said, “I think there is no doubt. Unfortunately, I think it is prepared for Brazil [to win it].
“I hope that the VAR and the referees have nothing to do and that Peru can compete because they have the team to win, but I see it difficult.”
However, Mourinho has thrown a subtle jibe at the Barcelona star over his inability to win the title.
According to him, if CONMEBOL(South America’s football ruling body) were to invite Portugal, Spain and France for the continental tournament, Ronaldo could win it before Messi.
“If CONMEBOL wants to increase its audience and make the Copa America competitive, they should invite European teams: invite Spain, invite France, invite Portugal,” Mourinho added.
“If they invite Portugal, Cristiano could win a Copa America before Messi.”