Erik ten Hag wants his players to take accountability.
As a Manchester United fan, we should hope so because for years many players didn’t take accountability and the club began to settle for mediocrity.
Erik ten Hag was asked about the increased honesty and accountability in interviews, with journalist Carl Anka questioning whether Ten Hag is having that greater influence on the players.
“I don’t know,” Ten Hag said during his press conference, as per ManUtd.com. “But all I want to bring in is culture from high standards, values, and also I think accountability, transparency. Our values, I want to set, I want to control, and I think that is the way we have to cooperate internally and externally with the media and with the fans.”
Ten Hag has been able to control the media during his short time in England. It is something his counterpart Louis van Gaal was unable to do, with multiple episodes for us to elaborate on from his short stint at Old Trafford, and maybe his mentality is rubbing off on squad.
As someone who wants to build a culture of high standards and values, Ten Hag will take a question like this as a compliment.
The team will need to show accountability at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.