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Pirates legend Gavin Lane has lashed out at the club's players for not
showing enough fighting spirit and heart especially after losing 6-0 to
The defender, who was a part of the famous class of 1995 who brought the CAF Champions League back to South Africa, told Soccer Laduma: "I didn’t get involved regarding the latest massacre that the guys had against Sundowns.
"A lot of the legends were getting ruffled, asking if we should go
speak to the office, wondering if we as old players can’t go and speak
to these youngsters, try help them out."
The 50-year-old added that he hoped the players had been given a wake
up call by the new management installed at the club following some
other poor performances this season.
Lane added: "If I’m a soccer player, all I want to do is play. I think some of these guys are just there for the joyride.
"And the players must take responsibility. They need to get their
backsides whipped. You can’t just get chosen to play and then lose 6-0.
The coach can’t lose the game 6-0 for you. You just can’t do that as a
Kjell Jonevret's men return to action when they face Free State Stars
on Saturday in Orkney at the James
The action gets underway from 18:00.