Jose Mourinho believes Cristiano Ronaldo will win Copa America before Lionel Messi if Portugal are given the chance to play in the CONMEBOL competition.
The 56-year-old suggested that the South American football body CONMEBOL should make Copa America competitive by adding top European teams instead of Asian sides.
Mourinho is currently without a job since he was sacked as Manchester United manager last December following a 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.
Mourinho: "About making Copa America more competitive by inviting teams from outside South America. How does inviting Qatar & Japan makes it competitive? If u want to make it competitive, invite Euro Teams, invite Spain, Portugal.. Cristiano might win a Copa America b4 Messi. pic.twitter.com/Mfvfi7YzeT
— Assert Chabata (@A_Chabata) July 13, 2019
“If CONMEBOL want to increase their audience and make #copaamerica competitive, they should invite European Teams, invite Spain, invite France, invite Portugal.
If they invite Portugal, Cristiano might win a Copa America before Messi.” Messi is yet to win a silverware for his country Argentina as they finished in a disappointing third position at the just concluded tournament in Brazil.