Former Celtic and Bolton manager Neil Lennon was on BBC 5 Live radio this week, and he discussed how British teams are too honest in European football.
While he stopped short of advising players to dive and play-act, Lennon argued that British teams are too nice.
He made the following argument:
We always want to stay on our feet and play the game the right way. For all the Barcelona are a brilliant team, they would cut your throat in order to win a football match.
I remember playing with Paul Lambert who won it with Dortmund. He would come into Celtic and tell us ‘we’re too honest’ compared to the other teams, the Italians, the Spanish, the Portuguese – these guys don’t care.