Mour­inho does not fake emo­tions - Lukaku

Tehran Times - - WORLD SPORTS -

Jose Mour­inho is “real” and does not fake his emo­tions like other man­agers in the Premier League, says Manch­ester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

United boss Mour­inho de­manded re­spect from the me­dia af­ter an an­gry news con­fer­ence fol­low­ing a 3-0 de­feat by Tottenham at Old Traf­ford in Au­gust.

But Lukaku says the Por­tuguese is a fam­ily man, makes the play­ers laugh and fights for them, and de­serves re­spect.

“Peo­ple know a side from him which is he’s a win­ner,” said Lukaku. “But what I like about him is he’s not go­ing to fake his emo­tions. When he’s mad, you know he is mad. When he’s happy, you see he is happy. “I don’t un­der­stand why peo­ple don’t like the re­al­ness about him. When he’s mad at me I know he is mad at me, and I try to do what he wants so he is happy again.”

In an in­ter­view with Dion Dublin on Foot­ball Fo­cus [Satur­day at 12:00 BST on BBC One], the Bel­gium for­ward also talks about learn­ing from for­mer France and Arse­nal striker Thierry Henry and ex-Chelsea for­ward Di­dier Drogba, his re­la­tion­ship with ex-Ever­ton man­ager Ron­ald Koe­man and want­ing to fin­ish his ca­reer with no re­grets.

“Some­times foot­ballers, we get soft a lit­tle bit,” added Lukaku. “If I lis­ten to play­ers from back in the day and now, a man­ager can­not say what he wants to a player be­cause you feel at­tacked.

“My re­la­tion­ship with him is cool. He makes me laugh, he makes the play­ers laugh, he’s a real fam­ily guy. He fights for his play­ers, but he’s real. When you’re not happy, you don’t need to fake your emo­tions.

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