Last Updated: Thu, 16 May 2013 13:39
Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio believes that the attitude of some of the younger players in his squad must change.
The Italian has questioned a few of his less experienced players and doubts their commitment to the cause with the north-east side.
Di Canio pinpointed striker Connor Wickham who joined the club for £8.1million from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2011.
The former Swindon boss admits that he is worried over the future of Wickham and others who are in danger of burning themselves out before their careers gets going.
Di Canio said: "Many of them need help, otherwise they're going to burn their potential out.
"In a way the new generation are like playboys, like I say to Connor.
"It's obviously easy to lose sense of reality when you are 20, when you have £500, £600, £700 a week."
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