There is some amount of respect to be given for players who may be playing terrible football, but at least recognise how awful they are.
Italian striker Simone Zaza scored a grand total of zero goals for West Ham during his loan spell from Juventus agreed in the summer, and his lack of understanding for the English game was a contributing factor in the Hammers' dreadful start to the season at the London Stadium.
On the other hand, he has faced up to a press conference at new club Valencia to explain to reporters just how bad he was, and has held nothing back.
“Everything started badly from the outset, I think the main blame lies with me because I was not right mentally, I was very negative and in all the things that happened I never saw the positive side."
“There was an atmosphere, a culture very different to mine. That was a problem.