Diego Maradona praises Chelsea boss: Jose Mourinho was right

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been praised by Diego Maradona for his handling of Iker Casillas while at Real Madrid.

Diego Maradona was Argentina manager at the last World Cup, this time around he can be seen giving his views as a pundit.

The football icon was less than impressed with Spain during their 1-5 defeat to Holland, in particular Iker Casillas.

He even went as far to explain that Casillas' shaky display has vindicated Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's decision to drop him while at Real Madrid.

He said after the encounter on Friday night: "I'd like to recall the words of my friend Mourinho who said that Casillas was no longer his first-choice keeper and it cost him dearly.

"He had to leave Real Madrid. Tonight's events showed that Mourinho was right."

Mourinho's choice was really vindicated by his Real successor, Carlo Ancelotti, who made Diego Lopez his first choice goalkeeper and dropped Iker Casillas to being only selected in cup competition. 

This did mean he started the Champions League Final, where he was at blame for Atletico Madrid's goal.

Casillas also blundered for Holland's fourth, and was caught off his line for their opener, a magnificent header by Robin van Persie.

While Mourinho's decision was certainly a controversial one at the time, Diego Maradona speaks sense when he says the now Chelsea boss has now been proven right in dropping the goalkeeper.

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