Romelu Lukaku has clarified comments stating “some players were hiding” after Manchester United’s defeat to Sevilla.
United was knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage after a 2-1 loss to Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho absolutely f***ed it with his team selection and approach – although Lukaku was one of few players to emerge with credit after scoring the consolation goal.
The Belgian inadvertently created controversy (or, rather, the media did) with his post-match comments, however.
“Something was wrong with some players, some players were hiding,” Lukaku told BT Sport.
“The deception was very big. You know we started the game well but we let them get a bit of control in the game. We had a few half chances but we didn’t score.”
But Lukaku moved to clarify those comments on Wednesday morning.
‘Never will I criticise my teammates! Hiding your face when you’re upset in the dressing room is normal..& he wrote.
‘The result is terrible but we’re Manchester United, we will bounce back for sure with your support! Another big game coming up time to prepare for that one!
‘200 goals now in my young career but it’s time to add trophies in my career… time to work even harder.’