he doesn't have to ridicule them but simply saying the performances since the restart have not been good enough and that he will make the necessary changes to ensure they improve would be enough and also send a message to the playersTo those complaining about BR's positive spin during interviews: How would you feel if your boss were to ridicule you in public?
I'm sure that he knows, better than me, the strengths and weaknesses of his team but, until he can get the right player, on the right deal (both transfer fee and wage), he has to get the best from what he's got. You build a team from the positives: your tackling is great, now let's improve the passing NOT by yelling about weakness to all and sundry.
Where did you get the idea that the media was there to inform?????