"Go to Cristiano's house because he's dead" Mourinho's sad story at Real Madrid

The Portuguese coach revealed a tough time he experienced in Spain.

By William Estrella

It was a very sad moment.
It was a very sad moment.
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José Mourinho is one of the most successful coaches of this century. He has been champion with most of the teams he has managed, even taking many of them to the top of European soccer against all odds. For example, he led Porto to the Champions League title in 2004 and repeated that success with Inter in 2010, eliminating Pep Guardiola's legendary Barcelona.

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In addition, he was Premier League champion with Chelsea several times and led Manchester United to their last international title so far, the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League. He also managed Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013 and, although he won three titles there, things did not go as expected, as he was unable to get to the top of Europe.

In 2012 Los Merengues reached the Champions League semifinals against Bayern Munich. In the first leg they lost 2-1 in Germany and in the second leg they won by the same score at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. So they went to extra time and then to a penalty shootout, where the Bavarian team won 3-2. Several players missed their shots there, but the most important of them was Cristiano Ronaldo.

In an interview with Rio Ferdinand for Prime Video, José Mourinho revealed details of what happened after that defeat and shocked everyone by talking about CR7. "I cried, of course not on the pitch or in the dressing room. But driving home, yes," the Portuguese coach began. And then he added: "When I'm going home already down, I get a call from Jorge Mendes: 'Do me a favor: go to Cristiano's house, because he's dead'."

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What happened next?

After receiving that message from his agent, Mourinho went to visit the striker and now described what he found when he arrived: "He was exactly the way I was. We were destroyed". Fortunately for him, Cristiano Ronaldo got his revenge two years later, when he led Real Madrid to the Champions League title. But at that time it was no longer Mourinho, but Carlo Ancelotti as coach.

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