Ravel Morrison accuses Glen Johnson of ‘trying to destroy’ Saido Berahino’s career
Ravel Morrison has launched an impassioned defence of Saido Berahino amid criticism from Glen Johnson.
Morrison, who joined Sheffield United last month on a one-year deal, took to Twitter to defend the former West Brom star.
The Blades star defended his former England’s Under-21 colleague after his contract was terminated by Stoke City yesterday.
“@glen_johnson trying to destroy people’s careers,” he wrote on Twitter.
“How can you speak about people like that in public. @SBerahino good luck at your new team. I hope you work hard get back to your best and get back we’re [SIC] you belong. God bless.”
Morrison’s comments come after Johnson slammed his former Potters colleague on live radio.
The right-back, who played for Stoke alongside Berahino, and also enjoyed spells at Liverpool, Chelsea and West Ham United, lifted the lid on Berahino’s antics, labelling him as one of the worst professionals he has ever worked with.
The former Portsmouth defender revealed: “Saido always wanted to go against the grain. If we were told to turn up ten, he’d deliberately come at ten past ten.”
He added to talkSPORT: “I remember this one game, all the player that were on the bench but didn’t get on would have to run after the match. Nobody liked it, because you were probably peed off that you didn’t play, but those were the rules.
“After the match, the players were out running but Saido was only jogging. The next day, they made all the players come in because of it. Even those that had played, all because of this.
“Saido rang in sick. So, we were all there because of him and he didn’t even show up. We were all fuming, as you can imagine.”
When asked what he would say to any potential suitor, he added: “If you paid me to take him, I still wouldn’t take him. I would run a mile in the opposite direction.
“The only other one, who I’ve mentioned before was Giannelli Imbula. Coincidentally, they were mates at Stoke, so you couldn’t make it up!
“To be honest, I think it was a slight embarrassment for him. The good lads that I’ve mentioned before, they wouldn’t lead by talking in the dressing room, you put 100% in at training, every day.
“That’s the sort of way I’d like to set an example. That’s how I learnt. At the end of the day, you can only lead a horse to water, if they are not interested then they won’t drink it.”