Jose Mourinho insists the inhouse fight at half-time between Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-Min was a thing of beauty.
In typical fashion Jose Mourinho dressed up a sow’s ear to be a silk purse.
The Portuguese tactician insists that to see his players fighting at half time like they did is a thing of beauty.
Mourinho is adamant that this is a positive sign that his players care and are doing what he wants them to do.
In an interview reported by Goal the ex-United
boss wants his players to hold each other accountable.
“It’s probably the consequence of our meetings. If you want to blame somebody for that, it’s me.”
“I was critical of my boys because they are not, in my opinion, critical enough of themselves or each other.”
“I’ve asked them to be more demanding. I’ve asked them to demand more from others. I asked them to put their colleagues and the pressure of that team spirit that you have to give everything for everybody.”
“It was a situation at the end of the first half where an amazing kid that everybody loves like Sonny, a team boy, but in that situation the captain thought he had to do more for the team, you have to give a different effort than you gave.”
“A couple of bad words, I’m not sure if there was a push or not, but it’s something very important for the team to grow up.”
“For a team to grow up you need to demand from each other, you need to be strong personalities.”
“I was really pleased. At half-time, I told them, when you had this reaction that I had no doubts that you would stick together until the end.”
Perhaps those who cannot get to grips with Mourinho’s psychology will be out of the door this summer.