Mourinho defends 'real' Ronaldo jibe

The Chelsea boss has explained his comments about the Real Madrid attacker not being 'the real' Ronaldo but says the whole issue has been blown out of proportion
Jose Mourinho has stressed he called former Brazil international Ronaldo "the real one" because the two-time World Cup winner was around before current Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Chelsea manager took a swipe at his compatriot at the weekend when he said the Liga star is not the real Ronaldo, however, the 28-year-old later refused to comment on Mourinho's remarks, insisting "there are certain things in life that are not worth commenting on."

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However, Mourinho has defended his remarks, insisting they were based on the players' age rather than on their qualities.

"I said the thing about the Brazilian Ronaldo being the real one because he was the first Ronaldo," Mourinho told reporters.

"If you would ask me who the real Muller is, Thomas Muller or Gerd Muller, I would say the latter. For me, he is the real Muller because he's the older one of the two.

"The entire controversy is a film that's been assembled in Madrid.

"Cristiano's a great player and has scored goals all his life. When he scores it's not big news, when he doesn't it is."

Ronaldo netted twice in Madrid's 3-1 International Champions Cup final win over Chelsea on Wednesday.