“Lots of times at Real Madrid, the players would be queuing in front of the mirror before the game while the referee waited for them in the tunnel. But that’s how society is now. Young people care a lot about this: they are twenty-something and I am 51 and if I want to work with kids I have to understand their world.”

Joe Mourinho sheds some light on the grooming habits of the modern footballer. To whom does he refer, one wonders.