Rangers coach Michael Beale has criticised the “media obsession to criticise one in order to promote one” in the Premier League – and called on everyone to get behind young, talented English players.
The Ibrox first-team coach told his Twitter followers to “enjoy” a list of players, including Man City prodigy Phil Foden, Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Tottenham star Dele Alli.
Enjoy these players. All exciting & make Eng stronger. Media obsession to criticise one in order to promote one 🤷🏼♂️
Dele Alli 23
Or the wide players
Hudson Odoi 19
How about supporting them?? 🏴
— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) January 19, 2020
There’s little doubt that criticising young players is almost a national hobby in British football and it is something that Beale won’t have escaped in Scotland.
Fans and the media can be far too quick to get on the back of young players and are equally as guilty of building them up far too high after only a few glimpses of quality.
Giving them more time to properly develop and reach their potential would be a huge step in the right direction with many of the most highly-rated British players failing to live up to the early hype.
Beale was also at the centre of the row over Scottish FA charges published on Friday with the former Liverpool and Chelsea man cited after his dismissal in last month’s Old Firm win at Celtic Park.
The Rangers coach, as well as Tom Culshaw, faces a suspension after being sent off, as well as being part of the charge brought against the club which could see a fine paid.