Well, we know that he’s not someone who’s afraid to speak his mind.
And I doubt he’s going to get into any sort of ‘official’ trouble for this, but even so it’s not exactly the ideal response, because at this stage it just sounds like he’s coming across as a bit of a sore loser, even if he does have a point.
Speaking after Sheffield United’s late loss to Arsenal yesterday, Blades boss Chris Wilder wasn’t too happy about one aspect of the Gunners’ gameplan. One of the big turning points in the game was when the visitors were awarded a penalty after a foul by Chris Basham on Alexandre Lacazette.
Now whilst there was undoubtedly some contact in the incident, the way the Arsenal player went down trying to ‘sell the contact’ wasn’t exactly fitting with the initial contact, and Wilder was having none of it.
“There was no invitation for any of those boys in yellow to go over. Maybe I need to change my teams approach. We stay on our feet and being honest and it’s not really working for us.”
Do you agree with Chris Wilder's comments?
Comments which led to a flurry of responses from Blades fans afterwards.
— Judas McCabe (@MiserableBlader) June 28, 2020
👏🏻 couldn’t have put it better myself https://t.co/EN4ioJkCLC
— Hannah ⚔ (@Hannahh182) June 28, 2020
Just when you think you couldn't love this man any more……💕 https://t.co/I3dvlBWZpK
— Sarah Jane (@Georgiecrumble) June 28, 2020
I’d rather us play non league than take that approach. I just hate to see it. Lacazettes reaction after he was blown on was laughable.
— Lee Simpson (@LeeSimmo73) June 28, 2020
Exclusive footage of Arsenal training before the match pic.twitter.com/pbUE4tf9f8
— Isaac ⚔️ (@MagicMousset) June 28, 2020
100% spot on!
— annies_song_ (@Annies_song_) June 28, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Wilder’s comments?