By Peter Crouch for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:22 GMT, 21 February 2020 | Updated: 22:22 GMT, 21 February 2020
It was Tuesday afternoon when my phone began to ring and an unfamiliar number flashed up.
I'd spent the early part of the day at home, watching the rolling news bulletins and had a laugh at Jose Mourinho's press conference.
He had been asked, before Tottenham's Champions League clash with RB Leipzig, whether his side could do what Barcelona had done and sign a striker outside the transfer window, given their emergency predicament.
Sportsmail mocked up the moment Jose Mourinho FaceTimed Peter Crouch as a joke
Crouch took to Twitter to jokingly offer his services after Mourinho mentioned his name
'I wasn't aware of that possibility,' said Mourinho. 'I don't think it is possible… Peter Crouch!'
Me being me, I tweeted, 'I'm ready, Jose', with the hashtag #thereturn complete with a robot emoji.
That was the last I thought of it, until my phone rang.
Crouch initially thought the call was from his wife Abbey who was attending