Jamie Carragher labels some Newcastle players an 'absolute disgrace'
Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool and England defender, Jamie Carragher, believes whoever is leaking stories at Newcastle United is a ‘disgrace’.
The Magpies ground out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Leeds United last night. Allan Saint-Maximin got the goal, and in fairness, Steve Bruce’s side could have won the game as well.
Newcastle actually put in a good performance overall. Leeds did have some big chances, but the Toon could easily have won it themselves. Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, and Joe Willock all coming close on occasion.
But away from the performance, Carragher – who was watching the game for Sky last night – feels some Newcastle players need to take a hard look at themselves.
Carragher unimpressed with Newcastle leaks
On the morning of the game yesterday, reports in the media surfaced to suggest there had been some in-fighting among the squad and coaching staff.
Carragher, then, believes that is coming from within, and frankly, is unimpressed with it all.
“What I would say is, I think what I read in the newspapers this morning which is obviously coming from the dressing room. Four or five players in the dressing room. On the morning of a game as big as this. I think it’s an absolute disgrace,” Carragher said on Sky (via Football Daily)
“Steve Bruce will get the criticism whether he is good enough or not. But some of these players have got to look at themselves as well. And not just in terms of performance. I’m talking in terms of feeding stories about a manager, a training regime, or questions behind the scenes. It is not right.“
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Bruce has had his run-ins with the local press up in Newcastle on more than one occasion in recent years. In fact, things have got quite heated at times in press conferences.
But Carragher is right here. How is Bruce ever meant to succeed properly if he has some ‘snakes’ in the dressing room feeding the press information?
Of course, we all know this happens in football. But with the Toon, it seems to be far too regular. Bruce probably deserves better at times, and hopefully it’s something he can stamp out.
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