Monday, September 15, 2014

I COULD'NT WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE IN REAL MADRID BECAUSE OF RONALDO - MOURINHO

Compatriots: Ronaldo and Mourinho worked together for three years but did not always see eye to eye
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho blamed his failure to win the UEFA Champions League at Real Madrid on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mourinho spent duo spent three years at the Santiago Bernabeu where compatriot Ronaldo is a star player but the Portuguese duo fell out as Mourinho was moved back to Stamford Bridge.
Real came closest to winning Europe's premier club competition in 2012 when they were eliminated on penalties by eventual runners-up Bayern Munich.

Ronaldo took Real's first spot-kick and missed it, before Kaka and Sergio Ramos also failed to score on the day.

'Winning the Champions twice as coach has made my career a special one,' Mourinho, who lifted the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan, told TVI24.

'I've been in several semi-finals too and some defeats were especially hard to take, such as the goal that did not exist against Liverpool [during his first Chelsea spell in 2005 or on penalties in 2012 when our first-choice penalty taker [Ronaldo] went up first and failed.'

Bayern went on to lose the final to Chelsea that year while Ronaldo won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid two years after in May, having also done so with Manchester United in 2008.

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