Hartlepool United manager Craig Hignett has questioned the attitude and ambition of modern day professionals in the National League, the Hartlepool Mail report.

The United boss cut a frustrated figure following his side’s third defeat in five matches to start the 2019-20 campaign as they were beaten 3-2 by Bromley at Victoria Park.

The week building up to the match saw Hignett scrutinise over the desire of some of his injured players to get back fit and playing for his side.

And after addressing the overarching disappointment of Saturday’s defeat, the former Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City player was back with another stunning and opinionated dissection of professional footballers in the lower levels of the game.

The impact of social media on footballer’s image was a particular gripe for Hignett as he stated: “You’ve got to want to [play football], because if you don’t and you’re looking for an excuse, you can make up any excuse that you want!”

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