Fulham defender Tim Ream has slammed his teammates over a lack of ‘togetherness, unity, desire, passion’.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City was Fulham’s eighth in succession, and confirmed their relegation to back down to the Champiosnhip with six games left to play.
The West London side invested over £100m in player recruitment after being promoted last season, but have found themselves out of their depth in the top tier, and US international Ream has blasted his teammates for their poor showing this season.
“There should have been [strong words] all season long. There were some home truths,” Ream told the BBC.
“We’ll see if it resonates with the guys. We will approach the remaining games like we have for every game. We will go out to try to get points, albeit meaningless points.
“We haven’t shown a togetherness, unity, desire, passion. We’ve shown it in bits and pieces, in the first half then go dead and flat.
“We need to find it from somewhere. Guys need to speak up more in training sessions.
“What we do in the match is a product of what we do between Monday to Friday.
“What Scott Parker brings to the table is not ultimately down to me.”