LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho claimed he received different treatment by the media than other operators as he slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s criticism of Son Heung-min.
Spurs lost 3-1 to Manchester United despite leading the game through a goal from Heung-min, who also played a role in the first half that led to Edinson Cavani’s goal being disallowed by the referee.
United bounced back in the second half through goals from Fred, Cavani and Mason Greenwood to scratch Spurs’ chances of finding a place in the top group of the English Premier League (EPL).
After Cavani’s goal in the first half, referee Chris Kavanagh watched a replay of the VAR and disallowed the goal as well as awarding a free kick to Spurs after Scott McTominay was blamed for fouling Heung-min.
“If my son lay like this for three minutes and needed 10 teammates to help him get up, he wouldn’t get food.
“We will not be fooled, but the referee will be fooled,” Solskjaer said of the South Korean’s performance, who later recovered and scored.
Mourinho then questioned reporters for not asking for his reaction to Solskjaer’s comments.
“If I were the one who said player A, B or C from another club was my son, I wouldn’t give him dinner or anything like that, what would be his reaction?
“I feel so sad you didn’t ask me about it. It’s so sad you don’t have the moral honesty to treat me like you treat other people.
“On that issue I just want to say, Sonny is very lucky because his father is a better person than Ole.
“Because I feel like a father, I am a father, will always give his children food no matter what they do. If you have to steal to give them food, you will steal,” Mourinho said.