Jose Mourinho is making the most out of his time away from the pitch, and this time, he shared a few thoughts on Lionel Messi's scintillating season.
Speaking for Russia Today, The Special One admitted that guarding Messi is no easy feat, and exercising extreme measures to do so was necessary if you wanted to beat him.
"When Messi has the ball and goes one-on-one with you, you're dead. That's why I didn't like using man-to-man coverage against him. You have to build a cage to stop him," Mourinho said,
The former Real Madrid boss also gave his views on a potential sixth Ballon D'Or win for the South American footballer, and how Cristiano Ronaldo's elimination could be crucial for that matter.
"Messi is having an amazing season, and with Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo out of the UEFA Champions League, he must know that the Ballon D'Or is waiting for him," Mourinho added,