Jose Mourinho is not happy with the handlers of England national team after defender Phil Jones aggravated a thigh injury in his country’s friendly draw with Germany.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson withdrew from Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the international friendly matches against Germany and Brazil due to injury.
Jones, however, despite nursing a thigh injury reported for duty, only for him to be forced off in the first half of last Friday’s 0-0 draw against Germany at Wembley.
Mourinho will be without defender for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle United.
He told Daily Mirror on Thursday, “I don’t think it is possible for a player with a problem to play in a friendly.
“He was having a problem for three weeks, he’s having problems that are stopping him to play for his club and then he plays for his club in extreme conditions because it’s a big match against Chelsea.
“And then he goes to the national team and he comes home with an ongoing injury that everyone knows is an ongoing injury.
“You have always some clubs where their players always have something.
“It could be a fingernail, a little flu, a problem with the little toe, and they withdraw, and they stay with their clubs and they have their holidays and they have their rest.
“Then, there are always the clubs where the managers are naive, too pure, and they say you have to go and they go and sometimes they pay the price.