The former France international and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has revealed his disappointment with the lack of tough-tackling players in the modern game as he feels like some players are too worried about looking pretty.
Currently the 40-year-old France man is working in the United States with MLS outfit New York City, but still English game like before, having earned a reputation as one of the best tough-tackling midfielders in the country.
And when Patrick Vieira has been asked about the Premier League and the lack of physical midfielders, Patrick Vieira explained that there are still good players in the Premier League and maybe better than they were, but players are too worried about looking pretty,
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 18, 2016
As Patrick Vieira admitted in an interview with the Daily Mail,
"Players maybe now want to look more pretty than anything else.”
"I feel disappointed when I watch games now because too many players think of themselves. That's how it has changed.”
"There are still good players, maybe better than we were, but they are looking too much at themselves."