It's a pretty negative team talk, I only use it if I'm playing a much lower rep team and your team is easily winning the game.
Like Mike said, a more positive one would have gone down better.
It was to not get complacent, exactly how is that negative? That's acknowledging the good first half performance but trying to keep their heads for the next half. I didn't exactly say I was unhappy or something. I don't see how it is unreasonable to tell players not to get complacent even if we were Barnet beating Barcelona or something.
It's not about what is and isn't reasonable in real life, the game runs by a different set of rules and this is one of them.
If you wanted them to keep their heads in the game just go with "good half more of it in the second" or "wasn't bad but we could improve" types, like what your assistant recommended.
Last edited by TJD07; 11/12/2012 at 11:49 PM.