Wenger explains laid back approach to dealing with players

Arsene Wenger Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why he doesn't lay into his players immediately after poor games.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been quoted by Goal explaining why he doesn’t launch into his players immediately after games.

The Frenchman has sometimes been criticised for his passive approach during big matches and for failing to be animated in making changes during a poor performance.

However, he’s explained why he doesn’t get in the face of his players, preferring to wait and take a more measured approach.

“I don’t like to shout at players after a game because you can do too much damage after the match. It is true that sometimes it is very tempting though,” said Wenger.

“It’s better when you say something that you are sure about it.”

Wenger has enough experience to know how to deal with players and how to nurture them through difficult periods.

Some managers are very impulsive and very animated by the side of the pitch, but sometimes that’s not always the best approach a boss can take for the reason that it can sometimes confuse players.

Wenger prefers a more calm and composed approach because if he spots a problem with a player, he needs to know how to work with that individual to sort it out.

Laying into the team directly after a game threatens to knock the confidence of players in a world where there are some very fragile egos in the game.

He can also confuse players if he’s not seen something correctly or has made a judgement which turns out to be incorrect when studied more closely.

Hopefully the Arsenal boss won’t have too much yelling to do before the end of the season.

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