MADRID (SPAIN) – Some time has gone by since the rigorous debate that allowed Real Madrid to eliminate Juventus from the 2018 Champions League but that slow-motion episode still has some discussion.
Luka Modric spoke about it in his autobiography "A modo mio".
Modric's declarations are reported by corrieredellosport.it.
“When Real Madrid is involved, protests are always amplified.
The truth is that that penalty was sacrosanct and it made me very sorry to see Buffon react in such a sprawling way.
Cristiano Ronaldo's backward goal in the first leg? They all stood up to applaud him.
A scene dictated by the fact that Italian fans knew that Cristiano would have joined Juve in three months' time.
Francesco Totti? It's one of my myths, I've never hidden it.
Mourinho? I'll tell you an anecdote.
We were winning 2-0 in the Spanish Cup but Ronaldo did not chase the full back in their throw-in.
I saw José furious with Cristiano and the two squabbled for a long time on the pitch.
Back in the locker room for the break I saw Ronaldo desperate, on the verge of tears.
He said, 'I do my best and he continues to criticize me.'
After a while Mourinho entered and began to rage on the Portuguese contesting his responsibility during the game.
The spirits warmed up so much that only the intervention of the companions avoided a real fight between the two of them ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano