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Two-time UEFA Champions League winning manager and current Tottenham Hotspur FC boss José Mourinho has joined some legends of the modern game to discuss football’s global power to create ‘Priceless’ memories.
Mourinho, former Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and ex France defender Marcel Desailly and the first Ballon d’Or Féminin winner, Ada Hegerberg, joined Mastercard to open up on how football has impacted not only their careers, but their lives.
“A ball can be the volcano of something incredible,” said Mourinho.
“My father was a football player and I was born on a matchday. My father and his team-mates left the team hotel to come and see me.”
Another former UEFA Champions League winner, van der Sar, concurred, revealing how important football is for the fans because of the joy it provides.
Desailly, meanwhile, who lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy with both Marseille and AC Milan, credited an element of his success to the support of his teammates and the importance of staying connected throughout the duration of the competition.
Hegerbergalso spoke of the power of the sport, and how she hopes “to inspire the new generation in order to have new girls coming up and taking the spotlight.”