Western Sydney Wanderers boss Carl Robinson has sensationally slammed his own players in the build-up to his side’s crucial match against Brisbane Roar.
Speaking to the Fox Sports panel ahead of the game, Robinson believes that his players have simply been coasting along too much this season and as a result, are likely to miss out on finals football.
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“The mentality here has to be that you’re fighting for your life,” Robinson said.
“There’s a little bit of comfort factor here and I don’t like it.
“I need to eradicate it next year and I will.”
With a spot in the finals all but out of reach, Robinson is using the clash against the Roar as a chance for his troops to arrest a three-game losing streak at the minimum.
Wanderers boss Carl Robinson has slammed his troops in a scathing pre-match interview. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images
“I’ve put them under a little bit of pressure today, it’s in our hands,” said Robinson.
However, the Welshman tore into his players when pressed on how he would rally his side for the game.
“Probably going to have to come from me, unfortunately, because I am the manager,” he said.
“I’m probably the loudest one in that locker room.
“That’s an area I need to address next year as well. I need to bring in some leaders.
“We’re a good team but we haven’t got the leadership qualities.
“You have to have an argument in the locker room sometimes, let’s be honest, and that doesn’t happen.”
The club had backed Robinson heavily this season, bringing in former Premier League stars Graham Dorrans and Jordon Mutch into the side as well as Socceroo Mitch Duke on loan, but results simply haven’t happened enough.
Former Premier League star Graham Dorrans has struggled to find his feet. (Photo by James Worsfold/Getty Images)Source:Getty Images
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