Graeme McDowell: "We got a good telling off last night"

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Graeme McDowell says that Jose Maria Olazabal 'read the riot act' to the European Ryder Cup team last night.

Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy have revealed that Jose Maria Olazabal gave the European Ryder Cup team the "hairdryer treatment" at last night's team meeting.

The visitors endured a disastrous afternoon session of four balls, losing 3-1 to trail 5-3 overnight.

Despite McIlroy comparing the talk to those of Sir Alex Ferguson, it did not garner much in the way of results this morning as Europe lost the foursomes session 3-1.

The Northern Irish duo won their opening match on day one, but have now lost their last two as a partnership and McDowell is expecting more stern words from his captain.

"We got a good telling off last night [from Olazabal]," McDowell told BBC Sport.

"It didn't work very well this morning. I think Jose's going to have to crank it up a little bit and start cracking the whip. We definitely got the hairdryer treatment last night."

McIlroy added: "It was a roasting last night. It was Sir Alex Ferguson stuff."

Europe are currently losing the afternoon fourballs session of day two by 3-1, and you can follow the action by clicking here.

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