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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