Jon Walters slams Michael Chopra over Newcastle United players claim

Jon Walters has slammed Michael Chopra over his claims regarding Newcastle United’s players, head coach Steve Bruce and the Magpies’ tactics.

Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 4:25 pm
CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 06: Jonathan Walters of Republic of Ireland applauds fans after the UEFA Nations League B group four match between Wales and Republic of Ireland at Cardiff City Stadium on September 6, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The now retired ex-Stoke City forward, 35, pointed the finger at Chopra on social media after some remarkable claims in an interview with radio station TalkSPORT.

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Chopra said: “I’ve spoken to some senior players at the club – I won’t mention names – under Benitez everything was drilled into them on the training pitch: shape, how they were going to play.

“Bruce has come in, and some of the players don’t know their jobs – they’re not really working on their shape.”

In response, Walters said: “1. Not a chance a player at the highest level can’t grasp basic football knowledge. 2. IF they don’t know their jobs..why don’t they grow a pair, go to see the manager and find out? 3. Stop talking 💩.”