The former West Ham boss said that he would rather see the Blues at the end of Match of the Day than at the beginning after fuming at his players for having the audacity to try and score some goals during a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Spurs today.
He said, “I think the defining moment in the game was we thought the second goal was offside, probably the same with Wayne’s.
“The defending basics have gone out of the window and it is a question about being a bit more boring than we were today.
“I would sooner see us at the back end of Match of the Day than the front end
“When the second goal went in and if it was offside it was a killer, but that doesn’t allow us to throw the towel in and relinquish that defensive responsibility.
“Too many of our players decided not to defend any more when Tottenham had the ball. I’m hugely disappointed in the professionalism of my players. It’s out of order.
“Play your way back into the game and be professional about it. It shocked me. I haven’t seen it since I got here. I’ve got to cut it out, starting tomorrow.
“It’s down to hard work. Tottenham can beat anybody by a lot of goals but they should have had to work a lot harder than they did. We keep foregoing the clean sheet to try and get a result and not getting a result.
“We need to go back to basics.”
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