Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has rubbished the notion that some players may not give their full effort if they do not like their manager.
Jose Mourinho’s side put in yet another frustrating display when they suffered a comfortable 3-0 defeat at Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday evening.
The defeat meant that the North Londoners have now lost four of their last five Premier League games, as many defeats as in their previous 28 league matches.
Defence is becoming a major issue for Mourinho, having conceded a combined eight goals in their past two games.
Former City defender Micah Richards claimed that there seems to be too many off the field issues happening with the North Londoners at present which appears to be taking the focus off what happens on the pitch.
Roberts does not buy into any suggestion that a player could not give their all because they do not like their manager or want to get him sacked and instead insisted that they play for the badge since their wages are paid by the club.
One thing I never get when pundits or newspapers suggest a player should give up or won’t try for the manager as they don’t like them and want them sacked they are paid by the club not the manager. You fight for the badge nothing else will do. Also most of it bull shit COYS
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 14, 2021
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