Western Sydney Wanderers boss Paul Lederer has come under increased criticism after accidentally referring to players as “sausages” in this morning’s press conference.

Lederer’s unfortunate slip of the tongue has added further fuel to the players’ threat to boycott the Club World Cup, accusing Wanderers administration of being too greedy and unfairly compensating them for their efforts.

When asked whether he was treating his players like business assets, Lederer told reporters, “I think that the club is being extremely generous to our sausages… I mean, players.”

Later, Lederer commented, “I believe that we can beat Cruz Azul, I have full faith in the talent of our sausages,” before visibly slapping himself in frustration.

Lederer confirmed that the club will look to hire cheap labour from Asia if the players don’t accept the offered compensation and continue their boycott.