Interesting piece about the mess over at Arsenal that struck chord with me, this morning.
deliberately misunderstand me. As stupid ideas go, deciding to play at Wembley is in the top 5 of bad ideas. Little if anything can change that.
But what isn’t acceptable is for players to decide that it isn’t down to them to step up and make the difference, to try their best to find the answer.
Tottenham are currently as good as 12/1 to win the Premier League, in spite of the Wembley issue. There is no such thing as a foregone conclusion at this level and the best app for navigating the minefield is undoubtedly the app for bet365.
Dele Alli is the player I have in mind as being the weak link in the Tottenham Hotspur chain in this respect.
Petit told the Sunday Mirror: “When I see them play they seem to play without motivation. The blame is put on Arsene, but I cannot see that it is all down to him. Why should it be?
“Why should a player need motivating to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world, in one of the best stadiums in the world? Some of them do not seem to know what it means to wear that Arsenal shirt. They get good money to play for a club like Arsenal. Yet, so few of them look happy and Âmotivated. How can that be?
“Someone should sit them down and tell them not to act like babies and kids. They should be proud of wearing that Arsenal shirt.
“Many of those players do not seem to realise how lucky they are to be at the club. I just want to shake the tree and tell them how fortunate they are to play at a club of Arsenal’s standing.
“If Arsenal are to achieve anything this season, then the motivation must come back into the team. And the players have to be responsible for that.”
Spurs fans are being charged through the eyeballs to go to an unforgiving venue. We know that it wasn’t the players that made the choice, however at a time when ALL of them are being paid more money than they have EVER been paid before, they need to give every game their all.
If they don’t, then they may as well play for the Arsenal…