Keane Hits Out At 'Greedy' Mackems!

Last updated : 22 August 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Roy Keane: "I'm talking about players who are different animals to when I was a player. They've had opportunities to go to clubs, particularly on loan, and were reluctant to do it.

"Footballers are changing these days. Some don't love the game as much as they should do. If you love football you want to play.

"It doesn't annoy me but it's a sad reflection on the people themselves. One or two have had opportunities in the last few weeks to go to very good clubs, at a very good level, just to get games. There's no hidden agenda. They said no.

"Footballers are a strange breed these days, trust me. I thought I was strange.

"In an ideal world you have to reduce the size of the squad, the wage bill. I have a chief executive, a chairman, owners of the club who constantly ask that. We can't keep bringing players in on top of the ones we already have at the club.

"Some professionals have no intention of moving anywhere. There's one or two of those at every club. They are going nowhere unless Real Madrid came in for them."