It wasn't a question of if, but when Jose Mourinho started publicly laying into his Tottenham Hotspur players.
The Portuguese manager had been remarkably refrained since taking the job in November.
But after five matches without a win, the knives were out following their 1-1 draw at Burnley. And on the receiving end was club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele, who was substituted at half-time after a performance which, by the sounds of it, lacked pretty much everything.
Mourinho has a track record when it comes to naming and shaming the players whom he is none too impressed with.
It doesn't matter if you're a World Cup winner (Paul Pogba), recent purchase or a young player still finding their feet (Luke Shaw). If the serial winner doesn't like what he sees then expect a tongue-lashing to the media.
Check out the 10 players on the receiving end of Mourinho's criticism in the slideshow at the top.