Kevin Keegan has told his players they will receive a warm and noisy reception for every game, if they start playing well and play to their capabilities, and prove to the Newcastle faithful how much the famous club means to them.
Kevin Keegan – give Newcastle a team worth supporting
Kevin has now rightly challenged his players to give Newcastle a team that is something to shout about every week â€“ a team like we had when Kevin was last at the club is a good example. 😀
Keegan told Newcastle World TV today:
“It was special for me before the Bolton game and I tried to put a reality check on it, but you can’t help but enjoy things like that,” “You enjoy it for the fans and the players more than anything else.â€
“I said to the players – ‘That’s how it’s going to be every week if you start to play like a team that really wants to go places and if you start to show them that this club means everything to you’.â€
“It’s a great thing for the players because some of them have not heard the atmosphere like that.â€ “They have heard them not being happy and rightly so having a go in certain matches.â€
“But if we give the fans want they want – and that’s entertainment and commitment – then they’ll be right behind you every week.”
Talking about the Bolton game last Saturday Kevin spoke candidly and sensibly:
“Had we won by three or four it would have masked over where we really are at the moment,” “We are a small squad but we are a quality squad. We need a few players in and a few players back.â€
“I want to bring three players in, no more, I know who I would like but we’ll have to see if they are available.â€
“I will only bring in players which strengthen the squad but when you look at the quality we have that will be difficult.”
Kevin, the great man motivator is in full stride right now as he tries to instill confidence and ambition into his players and get them to play up their own standards. If we can do that, and put in place an attacking formation in every game, which he will, then the current squad can do a lot lot better than they have so far this season. We’re absolutely certain of that – but it’s still got to come from the players.
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