Chelsea manager has spoken out over the backlash defender has received after Tuesday evening's 7-1 loss to Germany.
“We wanted to make the people happy but we couldn't do it. Sorry to all Brazilians,” Brazil's stand-in captain David Luiz, who recently transferred from Chelsea to Paris Saint-Germain in a high-profile switch, said after Germany humiliated the World Cup's host nation with a 7-1 pounding in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday evening.
“We can only apologise. We are so sorry. We suddenly lost our way and they noticed we were unprepared, leaving gaps. The defence shook. It’s the end of a dream, and not in the way we wanted."
Not one Brazilian received a score rating higher than zero in national press O Globo, with others reporting that it was the greatest humiliation in the proud country's illustrious history.
Luiz may well be one of many scapegoats, yet his former manager at Chelsea believes such criticism is unfair.
"I don't think it is fair to separate a player from the team, because the team was very bad," he said. "Did David make mistakes? Yes, he made, but Dante made mistakes, Marcelo made mistakes, Fernandinho made mistakes, the team as a team made mistakes. So I don't think it's fair."
Analysing where it could have all gone wrong, Mourinho added: "The problem for them, in my opinion, was that the spirit they build in the national team… they probably thought that spirit would be enough and would be the main quality to win the World Cup, but it was not enough.
"It was enough to arrive in the semi-finals, but in the semi-finals they face a team who is better than them. A team who behaves with a fantastic stability and confidence. Everything went in [Germany's] direction."