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Mourinho: I Was Told To Go To Sad Ronaldo’s House


Jose Mourinho has revealed when he needed to go to Cristiano Ronaldo’s house to console him during their time together at Real Madrid.

Jose Mourinho has explained how he was once called to go to Cristiano Ronaldo’s house to console the superstar when they worked together at Real Madrid.

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In 2012, the Spanish giants crashed out of the UEFA Champions League at the semi-final stage following a penalty shootout defeat to Bayern Munich, with Ronaldo’s miss from 12 yards proving costly.

The two-legged tie ended 3-3, after Bayern won 2-1 on home soil in the first round before Mourinho’s Real sent the game into extra-time and then penalties after a repeat of the same scoreline.

While Ronaldo, who was in just his third season at Los Blancos at the time, fluffed his lines from the spot, other high-profile players were unable to convert too, including Sergio Ramos and Kaka.

The defeat perhaps took more of a toll on the Portuguese than it did on any other player, but Mourinho, in an interview released by Prime Video, has revealed he also broke down on his way home from the stadium.

He then said he received a phone call from his and Ronaldo’s then-agent Jorge Mendes, in which the representative asked him to go see to the forward at his house as he was “dead”.

“I cried, of course not on the pitch or in the dressing room,” he said.

“But driving home, yes. And when I’m going home already down, I get a call from Jorge Mendes: ‘Do me a favour: go to Cristiano’s house, because he’s dead.’

“I told him: ‘I’m also dead!’

“But I did it, so… Prepare yourself, no tears and let’s go to Cristiano’s house. He was exactly the way I was. We were destroyed.”

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Ronaldo would later go on to win the Champions League four more times, after lifting the trophy for the first time in 2008 with Manchester United, while Mourinho’s last triumph in the competition dates back to 2010. 

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