The Manchester United boss, meanwhile, heralded the achievement of Croatia, who will face France in Sunday's showpiece.
The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move to sign the Croatia global throughout the summer transfer window past year and there has also been fresh speculation linking him with Manchester United in recent months.
It appears Mourinho could get his wish as TeamTalk are now citing a report from Don Balon that claims United have moved quickly to agree terms over a £70.6m deal with Madrid to sign the German worldwide.
But Ivan Perisic equalized in the second half before Mario Mandzukic netted an extra-time victor.
Martin recovers from crash as Gaviria sprints to win
Fans cheered and waved the black-and-white striped Breton flag on the roadside as the peloton rolled through the country villages. Wednesday sees the Tour head for the hills, with an arduous 204.5-kilometer leg from Lorient to Quimper.
Mourinho was always known to be a keen admirer of Perisic, and now the Manchester United boss has explained just why he rates him so highly.
Mourinho has been keeping tabs on the World Cup this whole summer after working with Russia Today as a pundit and he'll certainly be disappointed some of his stars couldn't make it to the final. "Normally you judge wide players on their pace and creativity, but he's physical too - exceptionally physical - and in the air he's fantastic".
The majority of the players can play the next World Cup.
Pogba endured a mixed campaign under Mourinho last season and the Spanish outlet says United are hoping his impressive performances at the World Cup will lead to big-money interest from some of Europe's most powerful clubs.
"So for them to go back to their country and take a nation like Croatia to the World Cup final is something wonderful".