One of the more candid managers in the Premier League, Harry Redknapp, has controversially spoken out about spoilt young players in England. Well, he’s done it several times and meshed it up with other sports info previously, but this new bit takes the cake!
With new photographs emerging of Jack Wilshere enjoying a “spliff” (cigarette) on his post-tournament holiday and reports of Sunderland’s striker Connor Wickham allegedly splashing £17,500 on a bottle of champagne during his holidays, the QPR boss had clearly had enough.
“We’ve had too many the last few years, for whatever reason. I don’t know if it’s the mentality because they get so much so early. I saw a kid the other week buying £17,000-worth of champagne, what’s that about? Let’s be honest; he wouldn’t know an Asti Spumante from a £10,000 bottle of champagne – like I wouldn’t, it’s a load of cobblers. From where we have come from, what would we know?” – Harry Redknapp
Some scathing statements from Redknapp, undoubtedly! He also admitted that he nearly called it quits last season, but only stayed because QPR had secured promotion back to the Premier League thanks to Bobby Zamora’s goal.
“If we hadn’t gone up this year I would have turned it in,” he admitted. “I would have definitely packed up. I wouldn’t have gone back and done another year in the Championship, it didn’t appeal to me any more.