Midfielder David Bentley has admitted he has fallen out of love with ‘robotic’ football after announcing his retirement yesterday, as reported by London24.
The 29-year-old claims the money and the social media aspect of the beautiful game has made it boring and he wants no part of it.
Bentley hasn’t played a professional game for over a year and the offer were not exactly rolling in – making the decision easy for him.
“I’ve fallen out of love with the game,” Bentley said.
“The game has changed a lot – when I first started playing it was more about enjoying it, you went into work every day and it was brilliant.
“Now it’s a little bit robotic – with the social media side of it and the money that has come into the game – I hate to say it but it’s made it boring, it’s made it predictable and a bit too calculated.
“To sign on for another four or five years into that isn’t really an option for me.”