Adebayo reveals the time Mourinho ‘killed’ Ronaldo even when he scored a hat-trick

Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that former Madrid manager Jose Mourinho killed everyone in Real Madrid’s changing room which also included Ronaldo.

The Togo international spent the second half of the 2010-11 campaign at Real Madrid when Mourinho was the head coach there.

And Adebayor talked about one particular dressing room meltdown that saw Mourinho take out his frustration on the Portugal international.

“At Real, we were winning 3-0 at half-time. [Mourinho] came into the dressing room and went mental,” he recalled to the Daily Mail.

“He kicked the fridge, kicked the television, threw water. He killed everyone. I remember he once killed Ronaldo after he scored a hat-trick.

“He said, ‘Everyone says you are the best in the world and you are playing badly. Show me you are the best’.

“Cristiano took it. Ronaldo could score a hat-trick but talk about the one he missed.”

Adebayor also revealed the unusual work rate with which Ronaldo approached training at the club.

“He trained with us at Real Madrid as though he was training with his kids,” added Adebayor.

“Passes with his back, control with his neck. He once kept the ball for five seconds with one touch! How is that even possible?

“In the gym, wow. Sergio Ramos and I were the strongest. But then came Ronaldo. ‘You think that’s hard?’ he’d say. We’d do five reps and he’d do 30.”

Adebayor scored eight goals in 22 games for Real Madrid while on loan from Manchester City in 2011.

The forward has played for numerous clubs in his career which includes Monaco, Arsenal, Tottenham and Crystal Palace.


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