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Jose Mourinho Rates Pompey Target

Jose Mourinho Rates Pompey Target


One of Vital Pompey`s members brought this to my attention (Pompey Junglist). These comments come from Jose Mourinho regarding Pompey target Fernandes in March 2005.

Apparently Chelsea where interested in the player and it was Mourinho that dubbed him the next Makelele.

'Even though his conversion to central midfield was relatively recent, I do not think that, at 19, Makelele was a better player than Manuel Fernandes,' said Mourinho.

'From my vantage point, this kid looks calm, wise, sensible and, according to Tiago, deserves all the luck, because he is a nice person.

'I follow him very carefully. He is very strong defensively, and suited to pressurising teams in their own half.

'Without being tall, he seems to be sufficiently agile to compete in the air. His passing is accurate, he takes good positions near the opposition's box and has a powerful shot.'

Let's Get Him Pompey!


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Date:Friday July 14 2006
Time: 1:35PM

Comments

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I didn't realise how highly rated this kid is. He just missed out on the World Cup & an MSN search chucked up loads of articles that eulogise about him being one of European footballs finest prospects. Storrie! Don't mess this up...
Pompey Junglist
14/07/2006 13:45:00
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haha he will do his best, thanks for the tip off mate
lmatthews
14/07/2006 13:46:00
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Les, there are two 'p's in apparently.
Pompey4europe
14/07/2006 13:47:00
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Gotta be better than Amdy Faye, should be ideal in that kind of role/capacity.
Tantona
14/07/2006 14:00:00
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The next makele?? I very much doubt it kids!!
woddywoo
14/07/2006 14:05:00
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This could be one of our biggest signings of the window if we can get him. Go on PS show us you can close
bluedr
14/07/2006 14:43:00
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If he was the next makalele then i reckon the top clubs would be 'swooping' for him by now.
FEn_100
14/07/2006 15:13:00
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He'd be going to a top club if he was the next makalele, I doubt he's that good!
Trig the yid
14/07/2006 16:29:00
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Lets hope we get him. He sounds good but i'm not sure about the makalele link. As long as he is better than Amdy Faye and Nigel Quasie lets give him a go.
POMPEYMEV
14/07/2006 18:20:00
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haha better be! Good spot pompey4europe
lmatthews
14/07/2006 18:37:00
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