Jose Mourinho has weighed into the debate about Romelu Lukaku’s alleged kick to Dejan Lovren’s face.
On Saturday, pictures showed the Belgian making contact with our defender while he was on the floor. Lovren reacted, but the referee didn’t see it and the FA have indicated no retrospective action will be taken.
During his press-conference yesterday, Lovren claimed he believed Lukaku meant to do it, but in fairness – he was asked a direct question and also claimed he’d prefer to move on from the incident anyway.
In our eyes, he did absolutely nothing wrong, but Mourinho noted the defender’s ‘contradiction’ today.
“There is a contradiction. He [Lovren] says let’s move on and forget, then spends 10 minutes speaking about it,” he said, reported in the Mirror.
“I read something but we have to move on and forget what happened.
“Speaking about things that happened and didn’t happen. For me, there was not any meaning and the FA is there to analyse and make decisions and no comment.”
Mourinho has got it the wrong way round. Lovren answered the question, quickly, THEN concluded by stating the matter should be forgotten.
So, the Portuguese hasn’t got his facts right.
For Lovren to claim a fellow professional kicked him on purpose, he must be pretty certain. The pictures are not clear, but the 28-year-old will know the difference between an accidental knock and something more sinister.