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Artell: "Some Of Our Players Do Not Realise How Good They Are"

23 February 2021

Boss says belief has to increase amongst his squad.

Crewe Alexandra manager, David Artell, says some his players have to ‘believe that they are good enough’.

The Alex boss believes that some of his players genuinely do not believe they are.

Crewe will be aiming to bounce back from two successive defeats to Peterborough and Swindon with a positive result against high-flying Accrington Stanley this evening.

Artell told “Some of them don’t realise how good they really are. They genuinely don’t.

“I would imagine if they were on £5,000-per week they would think they are. It is in their head. The easiest way to change that would be to give them a massive pay rise. The club would be heading into administration after a few months if we did, but you know what I am saying.

"If they were on that sort of money, like some of the players in this division are and more, then it would change their mind-set.

“They don’t realise what good players they are and how they can influence games and have the impact they should. There is nothing stopping them than perhaps their own belief.

“They can have more of an effect on the team and the outcome and show what good players they are. They have got to do it and show it. No-one can play the game for them.”

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