Mourinho reveals he went to visit a 'dead' Ronaldo after Madrid's UCL exit in 2012

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Now without a team, Jose Mourinho is waiting for new projects. In the latest documentary about the Portuguese, the coach recalls a defeat that left its mark on his career: Real Madrid's defeat to Bayern Munich in the 2011-12 Champions League semi-finals.

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Jose Mourinho managed his last game in charge of Roma on 14th January. He was sacked from the Italian club in an unfriendly end to his relationship with the club. As he awaits further opportunities, the last thing we know about the Portuguese is the documentary that Amazon Prime Video has released about his career. Statements about a defeat that was much more than that in his career have gone viral.
"Yes, I cried," admits Mourinho himself when reminded of Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final exit against Bayern Munich. That Sergio Ramos penalty that went over the bar on 25th April 2012 and could have changed Mou's fate in his time as a Real Madrid player. It was before the 'Merengues' 10th UCL title and the golden era of the Spanish side in this century. But he does not forget.
Asked if he ended up crying after that game, the Portuguese said: "Of course I didn't do it on the pitch or in the dressing room, but it did happen on the way home". A night that was not only hard for him, as he recalls in this chat a phone call he received that same night.
It was Jorge Mendes. "Do me a favour, go to Cristiano's house because he's dead," Mourinho recalled in his intervention. Those semi-finals left Cristiano very close to what could have been his first Champions League with Real Madrid (which came in 2014). "I told him I was too (dead), but I went, 'Get ready, don't cry and go to Cristiano's home,' I said to myself," he recalled.
He went to the striker's home on the recommendation of Jorge Mendes and the striker, as his agent had told him, still remembered the defeat: "He was in the same mood I was in. We were both devastated.