Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain is unlikely to incur the wrath of Jose Mourinho after praising Lionel Messi.

Mourinho is unhappy with his players paying compliments to their great rivals, Barcelona.

Higuain broke the code when discussing his Argentina teammate: "It's a pleasure to play alongside Messi. We understand eachother well."

But Mourinho is unlikely to take any action as even his spokesman, Eladio Paramés, tweeted in recent days: "Barcelona is currently the best team in the world. To say otherwise would be lying."