Pearce has hit out at Roberto Manciniâ€™s men and the ÂPremier Leagueâ€™s top players for not knowing what â€˜realâ€™ football is like.
Pearce said: â€œThe top players donâ€™t know how well they have got it Âsometimes. I had to scratch around for money at times at ÂPortsmouth last season.
â€œI am still owed some money by ÂPortsmouth and I know a lot of Âplayers from last season are as well.
â€œI am willing to take a percentage cut of that to help them out. I want to help them in any way I can but I donâ€™t think little amounts like that would help them at the minute.
â€œAnd that is the difference between the Premier League and the rest of Âfootball. The problems they have got there are unbelievable and it is so sad to see. We had to take wage Âdeferrals and some months we didnâ€™t get paid, borrowing money to get by.
â€œI bet Manchester Cityâ€™s players have never had to worry about things like that. It is a different world to what Iâ€™m used to. It is a different world they live in. They work hard for their money but they have to realise the fans who come and watch are paying their huge Âwages.
â€œThat is why I think fans are Âentitled to their opinions in booing players and getting on their backs."