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Sport 'I sat in the car in front of my house crying': Jose Mourinho on how Bayern Munich shattering his dream of a third Champions League triumph is the only game that ever reduced him to tears

16:00  02 may  2020
16:00  02 may  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Jose Mourinho has revealed how losing a Champions League semi-final to Bayern Munich with Real Madrid in 2012 ' I sat in the car in front of my house crying ': Jose Mourinho on how Bayern Munich ‘ I remember it well: me and Aitor [Karanka] parked in the car in front of my house , crying .

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Jose Mourinho has opened up about the misery he felt after losing to Bayern Munich in 2012 © Javier Sorriano/AFP via Getty Images Jose Mourinho has opened up about the misery he felt after losing to Bayern Munich in 2012

Jose Mourinho has revealed how losing a Champions League semi-final to Bayern Munich with Real Madrid in 2012 left him crying in his car.

This weekend marks eight years exactly since Mourinho ended Pep Guardiola’s domination in Spain by winning La Liga.

But he also had the chance to win what would have been Real Madrid’s 10th Champions League only to lose on penalties to Bayern Munich, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Sergio Ramos all missing from the spot.

a group of people playing a game of football: Kaka was among the big names to miss a penalty against the Germans for Real Madrid © Provided by Daily Mail Kaka was among the big names to miss a penalty against the Germans for Real Madrid a baseball player pitching a ball on a field: Cristiano Ronaldo also missed his chance from the spot and looked devastated afterwards © Provided by Daily Mail Cristiano Ronaldo also missed his chance from the spot and looked devastated afterwards

Mourinho told Marca: ‘That is also football. Cristiano, Kaka, Sergio Ramos. They are three monsters of football, there is no doubt about that.

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‘But they are also human. That night is the only time I have ever cried after a football match.

‘I remember it well: me and Aitor [Karanka] parked in the car in front of my house, crying. It was very hard to take because in that 2011-12 season we were the best team in Europe.’

a person standing in front of a crowd of people: Bayern progressed and Mourinho was denied the chance to win Real's 10th Champions League © Provided by Daily Mail Bayern progressed and Mourinho was denied the chance to win Real's 10th Champions League a group of baseball players playing a football game: The Portuguese passes on instructions to Mesut Ozil from the sidelines during the game © Provided by Daily Mail The Portuguese passes on instructions to Mesut Ozil from the sidelines during the game

Reflecting on winning La Liga with a record 100 points and 121 goals he said: ‘It wasn’t just that we won the league, we ended Barcelona’s domination and we did it in an historic way.

‘That was my hat-trick, if we put aside Portugal. I wanted to win the league in England, Italy and Spain. And I’m still the only coach who has done it.

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Jose Mourinho wanted Alphonso Davies at Manchester United, admits the teenager’s former Edmonton Strikers coach Nick Huoseh, but the " I met with one or two other clubs, but speaking with the Bayern guys and seeing their plan I thought it was the best place for Alphonso,” Huoseh added.

‘I really wanted to go into the history books of football in that way. I also loved Madrid and winning with Madrid.' 

a person standing in front of a crowd: The Portuguese manager reflected that his Real team were the best team in Europe at the time © Provided by Daily Mail The Portuguese manager reflected that his Real team were the best team in Europe at the time a group of baseball players playing a football game: Real were shattered by the loss but Mourinho still cherishes his memories from Madrid © Provided by Daily Mail Real were shattered by the loss but Mourinho still cherishes his memories from Madrid

Asked about the way the Spanish press labelled the style his team played with in the 2011-12 season as Rock n Roll football, Mourinho said: ‘I remember that phrase. We had a very clear identity.

‘Defensively we were very well ordered and each player knew his job. There was a lot of discipline and organisation behind the way that team played.

‘It was fundamental that we found a way of playing that we were the best at. We built an identity and a way of playing that suited the players we had. 

a group of football players on a field: Bayern went on to lose the Champions League final on penalties against Chelsea © Provided by Daily Mail Bayern went on to lose the Champions League final on penalties against Chelsea

'Of course it was also important the enormous talent of those players and the understanding they had out on the pitch. We were very united, connected by the ambition of winning.

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‘We were able to produce explosive counter-attacks – very quick and very direct, with link-up play that was almost unstoppable. We had great players that played like a team. That was the key.

‘I don’t like to pick out individuals, not Cristiano [Ronaldo] not anyone. Everyone was important because they all had a very clear role on the pitch; everyone knew they were contributing towards one aim. That team deserved to win the league and the Champions League.’ 

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Real wrestled the league back from Barcelona under Mourinho's guidance that year © Provided by Daily Mail Real wrestled the league back from Barcelona under Mourinho's guidance that year Jose Mourinho wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Mourinho says he has been constantly learning while the coronavirus has suspended football © Provided by Daily Mail Mourinho says he has been constantly learning while the coronavirus has suspended football

Of football’s imminent return without fans Mourinho told Marca: ‘I don’t like to think of it as behind closed doors because the cameras will be there and so there will be millions of people watching. An empty stadium, in that sense, is never really empty.

'If we play these nine games that we have left then it will be good for everyone: good for football, good for the Premier League; a good sign.

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‘At home I’m watching more football than ever, analysing and learning a lot from other teams and coaches. I miss football but we have to be patient and prudent. This is a fight that involves us all and we all have to do our bit.'

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