Watch: Jose Mourinho says he cried over Christian Eriksen collapse
Jose Mourinho has revealed that he cried watching the Christian Eriksen incident on Saturday evening.
Mourinho and Eriksen worked with each other at Tottenham for a few months at the end of 2019.
And the new Roma boss admitted that his emotions got the better of him while watching Eriksen receive CPR from medical staff before being resuscitated with a defibrillator.
Speaking on talkSport, Mourinho said: “Today I cannot stop thinking about what happened yesterday.
“I think it’s a day to celebrate, not to be sad. It’s a day to celebrate, hopefully.
“Football went in a direction where the organisation, the protocols, the equipment, the level of the doctors and specialists [saved Eriksen’s life], and I also believe that God was looking at football at that moment.”
He went on to say: “I cried yesterday, I prayed yesterday – but how many millions did that around the world? I believe many.
“Because football can bring people together, and yesterday for the wrong reasons football brought people together. But in the end we can celebrate Christian’s life.”
“I prayed yesterday, I cried yesterday.”
“God was looking at football.” 🙏
José Mourinho reveals he cried watching the incident involving Christian Eriksen. pic.twitter.com/1TY2gyARZv
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