Mourinho after Son vs Lloris bust-up: “It was beautiful”

Jose Mouirnho has labelled the half-time bust-up between Hugo Lloris and Heung-Min Son as ‘beautiful’. The two players had to be separated by Giovani do Celso and Harry Winks after the half-time whistle blew as the French captain critisiced his team-mate for failing to defend against Everton.

After the game Mourinho was asked about the situation and the Portuguese manager had a remarkable answer: “It’s beautiful,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s a consequence, probably, 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 with themselves, I asked them to demand more from others, I asked them to put their colleagues under the pressure of the team spirit you have to give.”

“It was a situation where an amazing kid, who everybody loves, Sonny, the captain [Lloris] thought he had to do more for the team and give a different effort. There were a couple of bad words, but I think it was something very important for the team to grow up, for that to happen you need to demand more of each other and be strong personalities. At half-time, I said when I saw the reaction I had no doubts they would stick together until the end.”