Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is furious with his players after their nightclub fracas this week.
Disbelieving McLeish admitted: “I’ve been around the block a few times but even I didn’t expect this.
“There was no alcohol at the players’ tables and I thought, naively perhaps, that they would all just go home.
“I left quite early and I was shocked to hear the news in the morning. The expectations were that they wouldn’t start drinking at the end of the gig.
“It’s embarrassing — a slur on the club. I feel for our owner Randy Lerner and for the fans.
“The players have got to show some respect for themselves and for their profession. I could certainly do without this. They owe us. Now they have to give us a performance against Spurs we can be proud of.”