Mourinho has held back Lindelof from his Premier League debut, leading to talk the manager has concerns about the Swede.
But he insisted on Viasat Sport: "It's not just against him, it's against everyone.
"There will be a time when they write that he is the world's best player, which is not true. Now he is the world's worst player and it's not true either, but that's how the English press is.
"One day you're the best, the next day you're the worst."