Jose Mourinho claims not winning UCL with Madrid is his worst spell

Jose Mourinho claims not winning UCL with Madrid is his worst spell

- Jose Mourinho recalls the moment he could not win the Champions League with Real Madrid

- The Portuguese manager led Los Blancos to three consecutive semi-finals of the competitions

- The 57-year-old believes the players he depended on to score penalties did not turn up

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Jose Mourinho has revealed that his failure to lead Real Madrid to Champions League glory is still his worst spell as a manager.

The Portuguese gaffer managed Los Blancos for three seasons and reached the semi-finals of the elite competition three times.

Mourinho has lifted the trophy twice during his spell with FC Porto and Inter Milan before joining Madrid but on three attempts, it did not happen.

Jose Mourinho claims not winning UCL with Madrid is his worst spell

Jose Mourinho claims not winning UCL with Madrid is his worst spell. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And the Special One recalls the 2011-12 season where Real were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

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In the previous season, the former Chelsea boss was also stopped by Spanish rivals Barcelona on the last hurdle into the finals.

And the 2012-13 camapiagn saw Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund come out of the nowehere to outshine the Santiago Bernabeu outfit.

But the current Tottenham manager has not healed from the wounds suffered from Bayern in the shoot-out loss, claiming he would have led his former side to victory.

Mourinho said:

"If I have to choose the worst moment, it is that elimination with Madrid," Mourinho said in an interview with Portuguese television channel Sic reported by Marca.
"We were the best team in Europe, without a doubt, we won La Liga beating all the records for points and goals and we would have won that final, I have no doubts.
"And the most cruel for me it is that we chose Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká and Sergio Ramos for that round.
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"They were a guarantee from the penalty spot, and that those who never fail would fail me... "

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho has shunned Real Madrid legends, Ronaldo de Lima and Cristiano Ronaldo while naming his three-man shortlist for the Greatest of all Time.

The Portuguese manager and the 35-year-old worked together for a few years during their reign at Real Madrid - winning three major titles.

Though the two-time World Cup winner had made his mark way before the 57-year-old arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, yet, he did not make the coach's top three of all time.

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