Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Football Reporting
Football Reporting

EURO 2020

Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho’s comments about each other after Ukraine win speaks volumes


The Manchester United left-back was one of England’s key performers as Gareth Southgate’s men thrashed Ukraine in Euro 2020, sealing a place in the semi-finals against Denmark

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Luke Shaw and Jose Mourinho may finally have put their war of words behind them after the England left-back proved his former boss wrong once again against Ukraine.

Shaw was one of the Three Lions’ outstanding performers on a memorable night in Rome, where Gareth Southgate’s men dismantled their opponents to set-up a Wembley semi-final against Denmark.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Manchester United left-back’s tumultuous relationship with Mourinho dates back to the Portuguese manager’s reign at Old Trafford.

But Shaw has certainly made new Roma boss Mourinho eat his words throughout Euro 2020 with exhilarating displays, particularly in his last two outings.

In his punditry work during the tournament, Mourinho accused his former player of having ‘dramatically bad’ set-piece delivery.

Luke Shaw created two England goals against Ukraine
(

Image:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

GETTY)

Will England go all the way and win Euro 2020? Let us know in the comments below

Shaw hit back in a press conference, saying, “clearly I am in his head a lot and he clearly thinks about me a lot.”

The 25-year-old dispelled Mourinho’s comments by creating two goals against Ukraine, including a glorious set-piece delivery for United teammate Harry Maguire to head home.

He now has three assists in the two knockout rounds after setting up Raheem Sterling in the last-16 tie against Germany.

Shaw’s impressive performance against Ukraine even earned some rare praise from Mourinho, who believes his solidity in defence is helping make a back four system more effective for Southgate.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“The question now is whether England need to play a back three like they did against Germany (vs Denmark),” Mourinho told TalkSPORT.

“My answer is no they don’t. I think the back four is really solid. Luke Shaw is playing better and better and better.”

He continued: “Kyle Walker is having an amazing tournament. The two centre-backs are very solid. So the back four, with the amazing tournament the two central midfielders are having, is more than enough to control Denmark defensively.

“Then you have four players who can decide the creativity of the game, and I think it is there where Gareth (Southgate) may have some doubts.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Shaw’s classy showing came on the new patch of Mourinho, who has now taken charge of Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

Shaw earned rare praise from former boss Jose Mourinho after England’s win

But the England star brushed off questions relating to his former boss after the Three Lions sealed their place in the last four, proving the pair may have both moved on from their spiky past.

“No, look, it doesn’t matter,” Shaw said.

“I think José has his opinion. He’s obviously working for talkSPORT. It’s freedom of speech and he can say whatever he likes.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I just keep going, keep my head down, like I said, ignore everything and just focus on what’s going on inside the camp.

“My main objective is to help England. No matter what, I’ll give everything for them and I’ll keep on doing that.”





Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Juventus

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and model partner Georgina Rodriguez ensure their family is well provided for when they jet off on luxury vacations...

International

Manchester United have seen Anthony Martial leave on loan for Sevilla, but there are more who could follow before the January transfer window closes....

Champions League

Both Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek are desperate to leave Manchester United but – as it stands – both players are set...

International

Rangers are set to complete a loan deal for Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo, according to reports. The Scottish club are on the lookout...