Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam is the latest player to come out and have a bit of a rant about things at the club.
Adam follows Jack Butland who spoke out the other day about Stoke’s recruitment problem, Adam however, points the finger at some of his teammates. Adam has not been happy with the attitude of some of the other players, going as far to say that he has been embarrassed to be playing on the same side as these individuals.
The Potters crashed out of the top flight on Saturday after suffering yet another defeat at home to Crystal Palace, a club that knows just what it has been like to fight for their place in the Premier League after their disastrous start to the season.
You can’t fault the attitude of the Palace players, they have fought tooth and nail to stay up and did it with games to spare, whereas Stoke looked doomed from about two months into the season and they stayed looking like a beaten force.
Reading between the lines, Adam says that far too many Stoke players have shown no fight and were just happy to come along and go through the motions, an attitude which has resulted in Championship football next season.
Adam told BBC Radio 5 Live: “It’s embarrassing because we should never have been in that situation, as a group you have your seven or eight who try their hardest to make it work and we failed. “
A lack of discipline from certain players has been embarrassing”
He went on to say: “It’s not just one or two, I think there are four or five that could be counted.”
Next season will be a massive season for Stoke City and if things aren’t addressed straight away they could find themselves being the next Sunderland and dropping back down into the third tier of English football.
And those of us that have been to places like Walsall and Port Vale to name but a few holes, know that those type of trips aren’t funny.