Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has revealed his confusion at reports claiming some Tottenham players are unhappy with Steve Hitchin and Fabio Paratici’s antics on matchdays.
The duo have been captured this season getting very animated on the touchline, jumping up and down while shouting in a very frantic fashion.
The video was well-received by some Spurs fans but according to the Sun, it has not been so welcomed by some players.
The report contained an unnamed source who stated the antics do not ‘sit right with the players’, who want the freedom to talk amongst themselves.
It also explained that the pair sitting on the bench may not be a choice, as COVID-19 protocols dictate all staff and players have to be seated together within one bubble.
When the rules are revisited, it will be interesting to see whether the duo continue their matchday antics. However, Campbell has strongly opposed the players’ reported view in the situation.
He said: “Just get on with playing.
“Do not worry about that! You are winning and at the top of the table. Why on earth are they worried about that.
“Your job is to win football matches so just concentrate on that. Do not worry about them.
“If they are reacted like that and you are winning, keep it going. Do not change a winning formula because winning cures all.
“You need a thick skin as a player. Nothing is ever going to be perfect.
“When things ain’t going right, people get animated. Some are quiet and do things in the background but some get animated. Just forget about it. Your job is to win football matches.”
I agree with Campbell’s point of view. If anything, it is really refreshing to see such passion from the powers that be – too often there feels like a massive divide between the fans in the stands and the top. It feels odd that the players would have a problem with it, it should not affect them at all.
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