Mourinho abandoned Ali at Tottenham, but the former coach Pochettino had a different view of the England midfielder, and even compared his personal charm with Maradona and Ronaldinho.
Pochettino said: "It is difficult to say which player is better than Diego Maradona, and it will be difficult to have in the future. Maradona is a talented player, but he is also very strong, fast and tough, and his character He is a winner. That kind of charm and energy makes him so special, and that kind of personal charm is the best feature he has."
"The other person with similar charm is Ronaldinho, when we were teammates at Paris Saint-Germain."
"Of course, there is Ali, he also has this kind of personal charm, and people love him."
Pochettino was a guest on the "Monday Night Football" program to comment on the battle between Leeds United and Leicester City, but the topic of Ali's rejection at Tottenham was inevitably mentioned to him. Bo Shuai said: "I don't want to talk too much, but when Ali scores, the children love him. The children can feel this energy and charm, they love it, and will pursue it. Ronaldinho is just like Mara Donat has this special energy."
"They (Tottenham) need to train Ali, but it's no longer my duty. When he joined from MK Duns, he became an amazing player for us from the beginning. He has desire and energy, He always steps on the line, and we always try to help him and tell him when to rein in the cliff."
"He is an amazing genius in England, of course he is still young. At Tottenham, we have established a special relationship as a team, and now I hope everything is well there."