Kevin Keegan talked to Sky Sports after the game tonight, and said he was glad to have Barton back in the side.
Kevin Keegan – team still lacking confidence
Keegan talked after the game starting with Joey Barton:
“He went on and gave us a bit of security in midfield, a little bit of drive and enthusiasm. Joey’s now just got to let his football do the talking. I think you’ll see a new Joey Barton now.â€
“He’s had a tough time, he’s done some silly things. But he’s turned himself around and we’re going to help him.” “Just like Saturday, 3-0 looks like a hammering, but I thought we showed a lot of character here tonight.â€
“You can look back at odd decisions, the third goal for them was definitely offside. And at 1-0 when the game was evenly balanced, Michael Owen was given offside when he’s not.â€
“It looks like you’re whining when you say that, but they’re facts. And they change matches.” “If we got points for being genuine, we would have got something – we gave it everything but just didn’t have enough quality at times.â€
“Arsenal have the confidence that we lack at the moment, but there were things to take from the game.” “We will create more in time with the players we have but it’s not happening at the moment.â€
“Some of these players aren’t used to getting beaten. We have guys who are used to winning things and they need picking up. We have to get a win from somewhere and hopefully it will be against Middlesbrough on Sunday.”
Sunday’s game is now stacking up to be an important gone, since Middlesbrough are in good form at the moment, having won 1-0 last night against Wigan Athletic, at the Riverside.
We’ll have to start picking up points from somewhere soon – and Sunday’s game is as good a time as any.