Kevin Keegan will not ask his players today at the Emirates to sit back and try to force a 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
Kevin Keegan – will not curb players’ natural attacking instincts
Keegan said today:
“The cup throws up shocks at times and for most people it would be a shock. But I’ve said to the players this week, ‘What do we want to go there and do?’,”
“Obviously the aim is to still be in the competition come 5pm on Saturday. But we have to be courageous when we have the ball and try to cause them problems.â€
“We’ve got the players to do that. It’s no good asking players such as Michael Owen, Charles N’Zogbia, Damien Duff and James Milner to go there and sit back and try to get a goalless draw.”
Good for Kevin, because we always think itâ€™s a little silly to go and try to get a draw at any ground. Thereâ€™s a win up for grabs, and thatâ€™s what we should be going for â€“ a sentiment expressed very well recently by our ambitious owner Mike Ashley.
Arsenal and hopefully Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan, should be two of the best attacking sides in the Premier League. We think we’ll get a good open game today in London.
Todayâ€™s game should not only be open with lots of good attacking play, but also enjoyable for the fans â€“ what a concept.