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Tim Sherwood Tears Into "Disgraceful" Saido Berahino As Stoke Lose Again

Tim Sherwood Tears Into "Disgraceful" Saido Berahino As Stoke Lose Again

With the likes of Robbie Savage, Tim Sherwood and John Hartson on the BT couches for today's FA Cup 3rd round matches, there was always likely to be a few contentious opinions floating about.

It is not overly coincidental perhaps that the seemingly unemployable - but forever keen - Sherwood was keeping a close eye on Stoke City's ill-fated trip to the Ricoh Arena for their tie against Coventry City.

Mark Hughes' position as manager is under incredible scrutiny after a particularly poor run of form in recent weeks.

Knocking at the door against League Two's Coventry, Stoke would nonetheless find themselves on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline.

Compounding the pressure Hughes' is under, Sherwood and Dean Saunders - Hughes' former international teammate - focused their ire on one particularly poor Stoke City player; Saido Berahino.

Having joined Stoke from West Brom a year ago, Berahino was seen as an acceptable risk for Hughes to take. Despite his huge potential however, 12 months later, the forward has yet to score.

According to Sherwood, Berahino is doing his manager a huge disservice:

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He's been absolutely disgraceful. He's everything you don't want as a manager when you're under pressure.

Saunders was equally unwavering in his condemnation of a player whose attitude has been regularly cited as an issue:

I spoke to Berhaino's agent and I said, 'How is he?'

And he said, 'He's not fit, about a stone overweight ... he's not been playing.'

He's a professional footballer. The only thing you can control is your body weight. You can get yourself fit. ... Go out there and get yourself fit, or give your wages back. How about that?

In the event Hughes does depart the club as many Stoke fans are hoping, Berahino's future is sure to be under huge scrutiny from Hughes' successor.

You can watch Sherwood and Saunders tear into Berahino below.

See Also: Roundup: How The Irish Fared On FA Cup Third Round Day

 

Arthur James O'Dea

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