Everton's Romelu Lukaku 'got stick' over Jose Mourinho comments

Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013
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Gareth Barry reveals that his Everton teammates gave Romelu Lukaku some "stick" over comments made by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last week.

Everton on-loan midfielder Gareth Barry has revealed that Romelu Lukaku received some "stick" from his teammates after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took a swipe at the Belgium international.

The Portuguese coach called on Lukaku last week to reveal the reasons behind his decision to leave Chelsea for the Toffees on a season-long loan.

Despite Mourinho's public claims, Barry has insisted that Lukaku, who moved to Goodison Park on transfer deadline day in the summer, has not been affected by them.

"He didn't let it distract him," the Liverpool Echo quotes Barry as saying. "The lads spoke to him about the headlines and gave him a bit of stick about it.

"Rom is very strong-minded and confident in his own ability. He can keep concentrating and hopefully keep scoring goals."

Lukaku added to his goal tally in Saturday's 4-0 win over Stoke City.

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