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Jose Mourinho believes Ronaldo is still the best

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Tuesday evening saw one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history, with Brazil going down 7-1 at the hands of Germany.

Amongst goals from Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira and Andre Schurrle, Miroslav Klose scored his 16th World Cup goal to overtake Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the highest ever World Cup goalscorer.

Ronaldo's record broken

One man who was disappointed to see the Brazilian’s record beaten was Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who still believes that the former Madrid striker has been the best player in recent years, according to Goal.

"I believe that Ronaldo was the best player of the last two decades - at least he doesn't lose the title of being the best of the past 20 years," Mourinho said.

Despite Mourinho’s disappointment, he did congratulate Klose on his landmark goal.

"Hats off to Klose," the Portuguese said.

"I highly respect the numbers he has achieved but the truth is that a player who I consider the best after Maradona lost a record."

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Mourinho and Ronaldo

Mourinho has worked very briefly with Ronaldo during his spell on the coaching staff at Barcelona in the 1996/97 season, where Ronaldo managed 34 goals in 37 appearances for the Catalan giants.

Mourinho has, himself, been looking at strikers over this summer to address his current attacking issues, with a deal having been reached for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, although his switch to Stamford Bridge is yet to be confirmed.

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