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Sunderland boss Keane: Too many Premiership millionaires don't care about game

Sunderland boss Roy Keane says there's too many average players running around the Premiership who do not care about the game.

He said: "I believe that there are lots of players in the game these days who do not love football. You're going to say: 'That's amazing', but it's true. There are people playing football and it's not that important to them.

"Maybe they've had it easy and the clubs have been too quick giving out contracts. Nobody begrudges the top players getting a few bob but it's when average players are getting a fortune and driving a big car without having done anything that people start asking questions. Everybody has to take responsibility for that.

"I was at Nottingham Forest for three years before I would even have dreamed of asking Brian Clough for a pay rise. And he would have knocked me out. He would have said: 'Who do you think you are?' Now a player plays for six games and their agent is straight on the phone."

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