Mourinho Praise For Owen

Last updated : 18 November 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor
Mourinho's Premiership leaders face a rejuvenated Newcastle at the weekend and, speaking in the Portuguese press, the Chelsea boss said: "Michael Owen and Newcastle were major protagonists in the transfer window. The scenario was perfect.
"A Real Madrid player, an automatic choice and important for the national team, his previous club Liverpool in the picture, another club, Newcastle, in search of success. He cost £17m and there were 20,000 fans going mad at his unveiling. Everything was perfect.
"Also before Owen had arrived, they had signed Alberto Luque from Deportivo La Coruna, another great player, which shows the potential of the club and the ambition of their dealings."