Tottenham coach, Jose Mourinho, has recalled the private moments he shared with deceased soccer giant, Diego Maradona.
Maradona passed on two days ago and the development has cast mourning on the soccer world.
Reacting to the death, Mourinho said Maradona’s greatness transcended football.
He said in an interview with ‘BT Sport’:
“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.”