BBC pundit: Tottenham ace will be annoyed at earning less than Liverpool first teamer
By Amir Mir
Jermaine Jenas believes players such as Tottenham ace Kyle Walker will start getting annoyed at their fellow rivals earning more money than them.
The BBC pundit stated that Spurs players deserve to be paid “100 per cent more” than the money they are currently on.
Jenas referred to Walker by stating, he will be thinking if Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne, who is also his England teammate, is earning £100,000-a-week then he supposedly would want more.
The reason being, Jenas believes, Walker would feel less valued by his team added with the fact that he would think he is the best right-back in England.
The former Spurs midfielder stated why Walker would want to earn more than Liverpool first teamer, Clyne.
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“You’re dealing with players now that, I personally believe deserve to be paid probably 100 per cent more than what they are actually being paid,” Jenas told BBC Radio Five Live.
“It’s about the glory, it’s about the love of the game and you want to get over that line but at some point, as a player, it is also about self-worth.
“If I’m Kyle Walker and I’m sat there on £40,000- £50,000-a-week and Nathaniel Clyne is sat across me in the England changing room on £100,000-a-week, I’m saying ‘Well is that how my club values me then’.
“Are you telling me I’m the second-best right-back in England because I’m not. And as a player that does start getting annoying. There will be a number of them within the dressing room having a similar thought.”
Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions on Friday night when they beat West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.
Mauricio Pochettinio’s side ran their rivals close but a poor start to the season and a number of injuries to key players throughout the campaign proved to be costly.
They can, however, secure the runners-up spot if they record at least a point against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
The Premier League encounter is set to be the final match to be played at White Hart Lane as players, staff and supporters will be looking to secure all three points.
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