Andre Villas-Boas’ fate at Tottenham was sealed on Sunday with a demoralising 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League.
The Spurs performance was mediocre at best, with the Reds tearing the north London hosts apart.
The result cost AVB his job, but one former Tottenham star is blaming the manager’s dismissal on the lack of care in the current playing squad.
David Ginola, who stepped out for the White Hart Lane outfit between 1997 and 2000, has criticised the attitude of the current Spurs players.
“You need to understand the history of the club,” the Frenchman told talkSPORT.
“Who were the former players? Who are legends of the club? You have to understand where you are.
“When you are wearing the jersey, it is not only about your wages. It is not thinking only of yourself.
“When I was there on Sunday, I felt for the fans. They lost 5-0 and I was there thinking this is absolutely terrible because I didn’t see any reaction.
“At this time I look at the players and think you don’t understand what it is all about. Football is not that.”
With seven new players in the squad after summer excess in the transfer market, a host of first-team stars have been brought in from foreign shores.
Most are still finding their feet as they adjust to life in England and with Tottenham, but there is certainly a case to suggest that the pride in playing for Spurs is not there.
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