Connor Goldson’s reaction after the shambles at Hampden said a lot about him, and a lot about where the squad are right now.
Goldson slaughtered his team mates claiming they’d lost their hunger and their awareness, and said not a single individual can hold their head high.
Let’s take a look:
There’s a real arrogance here – he’s alluding to everyone else making the errors but not him. By stating ‘we have worked on yesterday’ he’s implying HE remembered what to do, but no one else did.
This is even worse – he’s now deriding the notion of a half time team talk as if no manager can ever have an impact with a powerful half time chat, and we know from experience that the likes of Sir Alex and our legendary own Sir Walter had exactly that kind of impact. Players CAN believe they can turn it around, but only if they want to. Connor didn’t want to.
Again, he’s palming it off on his team mates, while equally (unintentionally?) admitting he too has lost his hunger.
In truth, if one player in the shirt has worked especially modestly this season, it is Goldson. He’s never been awful, but as we have discussed dozens of times, his work ethic has been middling.
So these quotes are both true, but deeply hypocritical, and also very arrogant in places.
Time for the stopper to move on too?