Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son for playing for themselves rather than Tottenham.
Addressed exclusively to Football insider, the ex-Aston Villa and the England forward have suggested Ryan Mason has little control over his players after Bale repeatedly failed in Spurs’ 3-1 loss to Leeds United.
Bale let Leeds full-back Gianni Alioski advance into Tottenham’s half before providing the cross for their second goal.
Mason revealed at the end of April that the team would not call him a “boss” or “goof” and Agbonlahor suggested this was a big clue to Tottenham’s real problems.
He said Football insider correspondant Connor Whitley: “That’s the problem with Ryan Mason and why he definitely won’t get the job.
“If a player like Bale doesn’t back down with his runners, a Pep Guardiola or a Jurgen Klopp wouldn’t stand it and they would talk to him about it. Ryan Mason wouldn’t have said a word. This is the problem.
“They won’t call him goofing. I understand, but in the future you can’t have a club where the manager isn’t called a blunderer.
“It looked like a team the players are trying to score for themselves. Bale, Kane and Son were trying to play just for themselves.
“The defenders looked like they didn’t want to defend.
“They are really bad, it’s the Spurs.”
The result was Mason’s first Premier League loss as a manager after securing comfortable wins against Southampton and Sheffield United in his first two games.
They also lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City just days after replacing Jose Mourinho.
In other news, there has been a big development in Manchester United’s attempt to beat Chelsea to sign Kane.