Jose Mourinho, the head coach of Tottenham Hotspur in London, who once coached Chelsea, Inter, Real, and Manchester United, spoke to reporters about the worst defeat in his coaching career.
As it turns out, the result, which made the Portuguese specialist cry, was recorded in the ½ -Final of the 2011/12 Champions League. Then Real Madrid, coached by Jose Mourinho, lost to Bayern Munich in the penalty shootout (2: 1, 1: 3 Penn).
“It’s football. Ronaldo, Kaka, Ramos – three monsters who never raised suspicions, but they are human. I cried once that night after the match in my coaching career.
I remember well. My assistant Aitor Karanka and I parked in front of my house, and both of us started crying. It was very difficult because we were the best that season” – the 57-year-old specialist said to the Spanish media.
“My Real was the best team in Europe.”
Jose Mourinho coached Real Madrid from 2010-13. In the hands of the Portuguese specialist, the “Royal Club” won the Spanish championship, the Spanish Cup and the Super Cup, but failed to win the main club tournament in Europe.
“I don’t like to single out anyone, including Ronaldo. Each player was important because each of them had a specific role in the team. Everyone wanted to win matches, titles, and everyone knew their price. The players saw that they contributed to those goals. The truth is that this team deserved to win the Champions League.
We put an end to the dominance of Barcelona. My Real, along with Cristiano Ronaldo, was the best team in Europe, “said Jose.