He is one of the stars of Euro 2020 across the Channel. José Mourinho gives his opinion on the tournament at the microphone of talkSPORT in particular and often evokes the services of England. And during his debrief of the match against the Czech Republic (1-0), the Portuguese pointed the finger at Luke Shaw, his former protégé at Manchester United, highlighting the weakness of his corners.
The left side, tired, decided to speak. Asked by the Daily Mail and the Times, the English international (12 caps) has emptied his bag. “I do not understand. I don’t know why he continues and still wants to pick on me. I don’t feel my set pieces are that bad as he says they are. I could have done better on a corner in the second half. But the other two were not catastrophic as he said “, he first let go before continuing.
“He has to do his job. I’m used to negative things being said about me, it gets over me. His opinion is widely listened to. He really enjoys talking about me, as everyone has seen him recently. His opinion is only his own. He can say whatever he wants, I’ll focus on me. I’m taking the set pieces at United, it’s not like I’m not ready ”, he explained, looking back on their complicated relationships when they cohabited with the Red Devils.
“I don’t think you realize the two or three years that I lived with him …”
“He likes some players, not others. I fell into the category of those he doesn’t like, but that’s in the past. You have to move forward. I try to move forward, but obviously he can’t. He keeps talking about me, which I find a little strange. Even some guys have asked me, “what’s the matter?” or “why is he still talking about you?” “, he blurted out before insisting.
“I hope he can find peace and stop worrying about me. Clearly, I am very present in his mind and he thinks of me a lot. I don’t think you realize the two or three years I lived with him and how harshly he criticized me at the time. What he says today is nothing compared to what it has been ”, he relativized, proud to have been able to bounce back after sinking under the orders of the Special One.
“I find it easy to ignore it now and even laugh at it. It’s better to ignore it. I knew if time passed I would be able to survive him and I did. I can now focus only on my progress ”, he concluded. The message got through. It remains to be seen whether José Mourinho will be able to prevent himself from answering him in the coming days …