Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani has taken no prisoners in his latest rant as he turned his attention to his own players.
The Italian businessman has been in a brutal mood over the past week, taking several swipes at league leaders Wolves and how their transfer policy is “unfair” on the rest of the clubs in the Championship.
However on Tuesday, Radrizzani decided to take a swipe at certain members of his own playing squad by saying that he wants those with a poor attitude to the club to leave.
“As a club we support them with everything. We did everything they wanted but we didn’t get back the commitment, the passion and the spirit. I don’t want players in my team with this behaviour. I hope they can learn,” he said on TalkSport radio, as quoted by Yorkshire Evening Post reported Phil Hay on his personal Twitter account.
Radrizzani on @talkSPORT, talking about the players at Leeds: "As a club we support them with eveything. We did everything they wanted but we didn't get back the commitment, the passion and the spirit. I don't want players in my team with this behaviour. I hope they can learn."
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) March 13, 2018
Radrizzani’s criticism no doubt comes in the wake of a series of poor results for Leeds, who have won just one game in 2018 across all competitions.
Football Insider verdict
Radrizzani is right to be annoyed at his players but yet again the Leeds owner needs to take a good look in the mirror. He got a lot of supporters onside when he took control of the Yorkshire club by buying back Elland Road and the women’s team, but he needs to focus his efforts on the first-team. Thomas Christiansen and Paul Heckingbottom have been working with some absolute dross served up by director of football Victor Orta. The Spanish transfer chief has done very little to show that he can sustain his position in the Elland Road boardroom and needs sacking. The link to the Aspire Academy also needs looking into because the affiliation with Cultural Leonesa is also getting laughable.