Jose Mourinho has been repeatedly hailed to be one of the best in the business. But there are still critics who feel that his brilliance is misattributed.
However, what cannot be denied is that the Portuguese tactician certainly has a style of his own when it comes to dealing with players that don’t perform well.
Throughout his stints across Europe, the one thing that has remained constant is his no-holds-barred attitude when it comes to disciplining his players.
Public criticism of underperforming talent is a regular sight at any Mourinho press conference following disappointing results. As of such, it may not come as a big surprise that the gaffer may face criticism from some of his players.
However, Romelu Lukaku has had an interesting take on the matter.
Speaking to the Bleacher Report, Lukaku remarked: “I think he has a good relationship with the players. I don’t really pay attention to what his relationship is with the other players, to be honest. I don’t think it’s something that should affect me.”
Rapport with players, particularly the most high-profile ones, is a flaw that the media has repeatedly crucified Mourinho for, particularly in the recent months, with the Pogba saga being the standout example.
As of such, what Lukaku went on to add certainly provides a different outlook: “If he [Mourinho] has an argument with somebody, I mean, deal with it, man. You’re a grown-a** man, deal with it.”
Interestingly, Lukaku himself is arguably the player that has faced the most disappointing run of games in recent memory, with his goal drought a sore point in the campaign so far.
Despite that, this is what the usually critical Mourinho had to say about the form of the Belgian striker: “One day will be, and one day he will score, and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not there, but I always feel that.”