Jose Mourinho reveals 'recently' his player asked him to stop public shaming
- Mourinho believes 'proper' men always react well to criticism.
- One of his players recently asked him to not criticise him in public.
- The said played feared reputation damage.
- Jose gives no names though.
Jose Mourinho seemed at war with everyone at Man United and other clubs and some particular cases strike you in the head.
He said on BeIN Sports: ''I had recently one of my players, I was just coaching them, and when I coach on the pitch I like to see myself free because I am in a family and I want to be able to criticise everyone.
''I had one player say, he was very polite and not confrontational, 'Please when you criticise me, can you do it in private?'. I said why and he said, 'Because it's my stature in front of the other players, when you criticise me I don't feel comfortable'.
''He was one of the top players of his generation. Nowadays you have to be very smart in the way you read your players and their personalities."
It could be that Jose had flashbacks of Luke Shaw or Paul Pogba, or even Anthony Martial. We'll never know. Perhaps, it was someone from Chelsea.
He elaborated on what qualities he expects from players: ''(Didier) Drogba was the kind of player who, with more pressure from the manager there was more quality in his performance. He's a proper man, he's a competitive guy, he's a mature man, he's a man that everything in this life he has had to fight a lot for.
''There are some players that when you try to squeeze them they answer in the best way and then there are some players who have other mentalities and other personalities and of course their reaction is not the best. I had players brought in, in a different way who have an easy social life and an easier way of coming to the top of football. Some of them, they don't react in the same way.''