Angry Latrell Mitchell says Cody Walker’s critics ‘want to shut up’ and slams ex-players turned pundits for ‘knocking gamers down’
- Mitchell backed out-of-form five-eighth Walker to the hilt after criticism
- Fullback mentioned he got here to Souths particularly to play along with his proficient teammate
Latrell Mitchell has delivered a passionate defence of Souths teammate Cody Walker, telling the five-eighth’s critics they need to ‘shut up and sit again’.
The Rabbitohs playmaker’s performances have been put beneath the highlight because the Bunnies have failed to produce something just like the sort of soccer that took them to the grand closing final season.
Walker’s off-field indiscretions have solely exacerbated the scrutiny, main to speculations Souths might not lengthen his contract previous the tip of the 2023 season.
Mitchell, nevertheless, insisted his teammate remained one of many excellent gamers within the competitors.
Mitchell backed Walker (pictured collectively) to the hilt and mentioned he got here to Souths particularly to play with the proficient five-eighth
‘I got here to play at Souths [from the Roosters] to get pleasure from my footy with Cody Walker as a result of I do know what kind of participant he’s and what kind of teammate he’s,’ the star fullback advised information-story/bf0a6dbf9cdfdad5cff46b080fc8476f”>news Corp.
‘He makes the workforce higher when he is on.’
Mitchell believes Souths are the right atmosphere for his teammate as ‘they gave him the chance to be Cody Walker’ and instructed the criticism Walker has copped this season was unjustified.
‘I believe lots of people want to shut up, sit again and let his footy do the speaking,’ he added.
‘It’s irritating to see as a result of he places a lot effort into it.’
Mitchell, who’s nearing a return to motion after recovering from a hamstring harm and Covid-19, was notably scathing of former gamers turned pundits.
Mitchell – seen right here scoring a strive within the Bunnies’ spherical three win over the Roosters – says ex-players are failing rugby league after they tear down present stars
The 24-year-old hinted that the fixed criticism a few of his colleagues have been topic to may have detrimental impact on the NRL as an entire within the long-term, because it risked laying aside youngsters from taking over rugby league.
‘Give some constructive criticism, inform folks what you suppose he wants to work on and let it occur,’ he mentioned.
‘How can we construct this game up if we’re going to hold knocking our gamers down? […] We should not be working gamers down, the subsequent up-and-comer.’