Former Middlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite has hit out at former boss Tony Pulis after the manager’s playing style didn’t suit the Danish forward.
He never quite hit it off at Boro, and was sold to La Liga side Leganes in the summer after failing to impress new boss Jonathan Woodgate.
Pulis and Braithwaite never saw eye to eye and even spoke verbally about each other in public last season as the ex Stoke manager labelled him as ‘ungrateful’.
Whilst away with the Denmark squad, Braithwaite opened up on his time at Middlesbrough and some of the negative comments that had been spoken about the forward.
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten asked Braithwaite about his thoughts on the matter, he said: “People have thanked me for my time at the club. The negative statements came when I was not at the club.
“Some things have been said that don’t fit. That my attitude was wrong. But it doesn’t fit. All the players are aware how I behaved at Middlesbrough.
“The fact that a picture of me has been created through a manager who has spoken out about me and started lying about some things is not important. You just try to hit me on a personal level.
“I know enough about myself to know how I am and how I have behaved. There’s something Tony Pulis has said that doesn’t fit. But in the end, it’s the past. He must have been pressured when he said that. I have nothing personal with him.”
It just didn’t happen for him at Middlesbrough. It was an awful and quite torrid time for the striker at the Riverside, despite the transfer fee paid for the striker.
It was only a matter of time before he spoke out about some of the comments made from former manager Tony Pulis, as they were involved in a number of public disputes.
He does seem hurt by it, but he did admit that he has nothing personal against Pulis which shows he is mature in his age.