Earlier this month, former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sat down with ESPN to talk about his stint with the team as well as his new job as manager of Chelsea. And during that sit-down, he threw a not-so-subtle shot in Cristiano Ronaldo's direction while discussing his time with Real.
"I was a manager for the first time in the 2000 year," he said, "but, before that, I was an assistant in big clubs and with big managers and coaching the best players in the world so I was 30 and I was coaching Ronaldo, not this one [Cristiano], the real one, the Brazilian Ronaldo."
That comment made its way back to CR7. But when he was asked about it a few days later, he refused to comment. It was clearly on his mind when he took the field for Real Madrid's match against Chelsea in the International Champions Cup final last night, though, because after he scored a goal on a beautiful free kick, he unleashed one of his best celebrations in recent memory and directed it at Mourinho. Here it is:
To see the goal and the celebration in its entirety, you can watch the video here:
Now that is how you make a statement with a goal.
[via Dirty Tackle]