There are people who can take a little ribbing and laugh it off, truly not giving a shit. Others laugh publicly and then sulk in private, not wanting to display their emotions to the world. Others strike back, answering every slight with a more devastating diss, never missing an opportunity to take things to the next level. In the real world, these people get in a lot of fights. In the soccer world, they get a lot of press.
Jose Mourinho, obviously, falls into the last category, something soccer fans will remember because it happens all the time. It's a lesson Rafa Benitez no doubt remembers from his time at Liverpool, when the pair went at each other repeatedly, both on and off the field. Unfortunately for Benitez, it's a lesson his wife Montserrat Seara apparently forgot.
For some reason, during an interview with Spain's La Region newspaper, Sera decided to go in on Mourinho. "Real Madrid are the third of Mourinho's old teams Rafa has coached," she said. "We tidy up his messes."
DAMN! That's especially cold, because it's not even true! You think Mourinho's going to let that go?
"The lady is a bit confused, with all respect," Mourinho responded. "I'm not laughing. She is confused because her husband went to Chelsea to replace Roberto Di Matteo and he went to Real Madrid and replaced Carlo Ancelotti.
"The only club where her husband replaced me was at Inter Milan, where in six months he destroyed the best team in Europe at the time."
While Benitez didn't literally destroy Inter (the club still exists), it's true that he never came close to replicating the success Mourinho had there.
Point, Mourinho. But did Mourinho stop there? Does Mourinho ever stop there?You know the answer:
"And for her also to think about me and to speak about me, I think she needs to occupy her time, and if she takes care of her husband's diet she will have less time to speak about me."