Jose Mourinho: Scott Sinclair is a melon


19th, June 2007


melon_head_cat.gifAnother gem to add to the ever-growing pile of memorable Jose quotes:
‘Young players are a little bit like melons. Only when you open and taste the melon are you 100 per cent sure that the melon is good,’ Mourinho said recently.
‘Sometimes you have beautiful melons but they don’t taste very good and some other melons are a bit ugly and when you open them, the taste is fantastic… One thing is youth football, one thing is professional football. The bridge is a difficult one to cross and they have to play with us and train with us for us to taste the melon.
‘For example, Scott Sinclair, the way he played against Arsenal and Man United, we know the melon we have.’
Scott Sinclair is a melon. Whatever you say Jose.

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  1. chringle says:

    mourinho ‘tastes’ his youth players does he? better hope the authorities don’t find out.

  2. Jorge says:

    Well, this comparison with mellons is a typical Portuguese pun… I doubt it works in any other language, such as English.