Self-acclaimed ‘Special One’, Jose Mourinho, has revealed how he prayed and cried for Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch on Saturday.
Mourinho, who coached Eriksen at Tottenham Hotspurs before the player went to current club, Inter Milan in 2020, said he had no option than to go down in tears.
Mourinho told talkSPORT, “I cannot stop thinking about what happened. I think it’s a day to celebrate, not to be sad.
“It was much more important than football but at the same time I believe that it also showed the good values of football.
“The love, the solidarity, family spirit. It was not just about his family, it was about the football family. Football bringing people together.
“I prayed yesterday, I cried yesterday, but how many millions did that around the world. I believe many because football can bring people together.
“Yesterday, for the wrong reasons football brought people together. In the end, we can celebrate Christian is alive.
“Of course, I didn’t speak with him, but I spoke with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this morning and Pierre is very positive about Christian.
“The news is good, so I think it’s a moment to celebrate, concluded the ecstatic football gaffer.
Azuka Edokobi is a Writer and Entrepreneur