Madrid: Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque confirmed Friday that striker Fernando Morientes had insulted him and refused to go on as substitute towards the end of the Champions League match with Borussia Dortmund.
Morientes, who had spent the final 20 minutes of Wednesday’s match warming up, called his coach a “son of a bitch” after being told to go on in the final minute of injury-time.
Del Bosque confirmed the story but said the matter had been forgotten after an apology from the player. “It’s true that the incident occurred. The following morning the player apologised promptly and courteously and that’s that. Peace reigns.”
Morientes was Real Madrid’s top-scorer last season but he was put up for sale by the club and has featured rarely this term following the arrival of Ronaldo.