“I was surprised by Mourinho’s angry reaction. We were winning 2-0 in the Copa, but Ronaldo did not follow the opponents on a throw-in and José was furious,” writes Modric.
“The two fought for a long time on the field. At the break, in the locker room, I saw Ronaldo desperate, on the verge of tears. He said, ‘I am doing my best and he continues to criticise me’.
“Afterwards, Mourinho came in and called him, demanding responsibility during the game. Both became so hot that only the intervention of teammates kept the fight from going any further.”