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Exclusive: Deco discusses Chelsea’s 2020/21, Portugal’s disappointing Euro 2020 & Jose Mourinho

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Barcelona & Real Madrid legends face off

Tuesday evening saw a highly anticipated friendly clash play out in Israel.

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid legends would face off at the Bloomfield Stadium in the country’s capital, Tel Aviv.

A whole host of stars would feature for both Barca and Los Blancos. For the former, the likes of Ronaldinho and Rivaldo took to the pitch, whilst Real saw the return of Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos and many more.

On the night it would eventually be Real who came away with the victory, picking up a 3-2 win.

Ronaldinho would give La Blaugrana the lead from the penalty spot:

However, Madrid would then go on to take the lead in the tie thanks to strikes from Pedro Munitis and Alfonso Pérez.

Rivaldo would then ping a superb 40-yeard ball to set up Barcelona’s equaliser:


But Real Madrid once again took a lead in the match, with Rubén de la Red going on to score the winning goal:

Deco discusses Chelsea, Portugal & Jose Mourinho

On the back of Tuesday’s game, 101 would speak to Deco, who was of course playing for Barcelona on the night.

The former midfielder lined out for the Catalonians between 2004-2008, winning two La Liga titles and the Champions League whilst doing so.

When speaking to our 101 reporter on Tuesday, Deco was drawn on Jose Mourinho – his former boss at FC Porto, Chelsea – one of his former clubs, and his home country of Portugal and their Euro 2020 campaign:

What do you think about Mourinho, you started your career with him and now the career is going in a different direction, do you think he will go back to win major titles?

Why different direction, he’s a coach, he’s training a lot of clubs he won a lot of things he’s one of the best coaches in history. He has a new job good luck to him, he is a friend I wish the best for him.

What do you think about Portugal in the Euros, what didn’t go so well?

Portugal was one of the favourites, they played very well in the game against Belgium. In these kind of games everything can happen, normally, in my opinion, Portugal could have won the game because they played very. Portugal has to be one of the favourites to win the World Cup because they have a good team, a lot of good players, some young players.

How impressed were you with Chelsea – your old club –  in the past season?

Chelsea did very well. A lot of young players, new players this season, experienced players

They changed the coach, Frank was, at the beginning, doing good job. After that, after Frank, Tuchel took over the team. He did very good job and I was happy because I was supporting Chelsea in a final and it was amazing seeing Chelsea their once again.


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Brighton
15/4
Draw
11/4
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Chelsea FC 22 28 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 West Ham United 21 12 37
5 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 20 3 32
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 0 28
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 20 -6 23
15 Everton FC 19 -10 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Ward Prowse, James Southampton FC 6