Nah, sometimes your familiar contrarianism is valid and logical.
On this occasion though, his comments, and the attitude behind the comments, are completely indefensible.
Donít get me wrong, his comments arenít what I would come out with, but I donít think heís committed some heinous crime.
Heís said the players played crap against Arsenal. They did. So heís not lying.
The next question is whether thatís an effective motivator, whether it has the opposite effect, or whether it doesnít have much effect at all.
On that, well who really knows? Different managers have different styles. Mourinho singles out individuals. Wenger sees no wrong. Allardyce it seems insults the collective.
I guess you can make an argument for any approach and all have their pros and cons. And a communication style has to fit the giver and the receiver, so thereís no one size fits all.
As I say, not my choice of words, but we have bigger concerns than some post match comments.