Green says youngsters are beginning to experience the hurt of defeat as Artell changes the mentality.
Experienced pro Paul Green believes that the mentality is beginning to change for the good in the Crewe Alexandra dressing room. The former Republic of Ireland International believes that the club’s younger players are realising the importance of developing a winning mentality.
Crewe Alexandra ended last season with six wins from the last nine games to finish in 15th place in the League Two table and in the top four of the form table.
Green, who didn’t hesitate to turn his loan deal into a more permanent one at the conclusion of the season told the club’s official website: “The manager has worked hard to get a real balance to the squad. There are the senior lads like myself and the likes of Porter, Eddie Nolan and Miller to complement the younger lads.
“The younger ones are really coming on. They are starting to learn the importance of winning games. They are managing games better and they are developing that winning mentality.
“They are beginning to realise the difference from Under-23 football, where it is more about development than the result. They understand that stepping up into the senior team is different because there are three points at stake.
“I think everyone could see the difference in the last few months of the season. They had to cope with some tough losses and used that as a motivation to win games. “