Emmanuel Adebayor has revealed the fury with which José Mourinho treated everyone at Real Madrid, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor has claimed that José Mourinho "killed everyone" in the LaLiga giants' changing room, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Togo international spent the second half of the 2010-11 season on loan at the Santiago Bernabéu when Mourinho was in charge of the club.
Recalls Mourinho half-time dressing-down at Real Madrid
And Adebayor has lifted the lid on one dressing-room meltdown that saw Mourinho take out his frustration on his fellow Portuguese.
"At Real, we were winning 3-0 at half-time. [Mourinho] came into the dressing room and went mental," he recalled to Sportsmail.
"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."
"Ramos and I were the strongest. But then came Ronaldo"
Adebayor also revealed the prodigious work rate with which Ronaldo approached training at Madrid.
"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."