Has Slaven lost the dressing room? Is he not pushing the players hard enough? Or are the players no longer willing to work hard for him?
Judging by his post-match interview after the 5-1 loss to Arsenal, it looks like the latter, with the Croat bemoaning the “lack of intensity” even in training.
Slav looks like a man who knows the axe is coming. Bit sad to watch this interview, but it’s an illuminating one all the same. Mirrors the comments Enner Valencia made after joining Everton, saying that West Ham didn’t train as hard as the Toffees.
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