FURIOUS Mick Wadsworth blasted his players for their “on the beach” mentality during Saturday’s second-half capitulation at Walsall.
Pools were cruising towards victory with a little over half an hour remaining following Colin Larkin’s double strike.
But a string of defensive lapses saw the visitors smash five goals in the last third of the game, prompting a raging Wadsworth to question the professionalism of his team.
“It was game over for us - we were putting the Speedos in the holiday bag ready for the trip,” slammed the Pools boss.
“Two up and coasting to victory and controlling it - how on earth does it end like that?
“None of the 10 outfield players at any one time did their job – not one.
“At two up it’s about being professional and dogged, which we have done this season.
“But every time we get into the upper part of the league we lose our nerve – it’s happened before and it’s happened again and it’s so disappointing.
“I think we are a bit de-mob happy. We are on 50 points and think that’s it - we are comfortable, season over, won’t make the play-offs, bit of this, bit of that.
“I’ll take some blame for it as it comes back to me, but it was poor and leaves a sour taste.”
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