Jose Mourinho has admitted he cried when his Real Madrid side lost out to Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the 2011/2012 season.
According to him, they were the best team on the continent that year and deserved to win the trophy.
Mourinho won the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey, but failed to claim a long-awaited 10th European Cup at the Bernabeu.
The Portuguese boss led the team to three consecutive semi-finals and said the defeat to Bayern was his biggest disappointment.
“That season, Real Madrid were the best team in Spain and also the best in Europe,” he told Marca.
“That’s why it was so hard for us to deal with going out to Bayern in the Champions League.
“That night is the only time in my career as a coach that I’ve cried after a defeat. I remember it well… Aitor [Karanka] and I pulled up in front of my house, in the car, crying…It was very hard because we were the best that season.
“We had a very clearly defined playing identity. We were always very well organised defensively above anything else on the pitch and everyone knew exactly what they had to do.
“And we were capable of making transitions that were very explosive, quick and direct towards the objective, always looking towards the goal with connections that were almost unstoppable.
“The truth is that team deserved to win La Liga and the Champions League.”