Kevin Keegan took a lot of positives out of the game with Middlesbrough yesterday, in spite of not being able to win the game, after going 1-0 up with just 30 minutes remaining.
Kevin Keegan – pleased with performance if not the result
â€œIt was a very eventful game and I thought it was a real derby game, especially in the last 15 minutes. But I thought we did enough to win it.â€
â€œI thought the character of the side was a major plus point and we were three minutes away from getting the three points we probably deserved. Weâ€™d prefer us to be able to close the game down at 1-0, but we couldnâ€™t, mainly because we lack confidence, I think.â€
â€œ They threw everything at us at the end and we did get a little exposed at times, but we also could have killed them off on the break.â€
â€œTheyâ€™ve scored late on and he was definitely off-side, but that is what happens when you are having a tough time. Little things like that tend to go against you. Weâ€™ve got a point and I was pleased with a lot of the performances, I really was.â€
Our next two games will not be easy with Aston Villa away next Saturday, 9th January with a 12:45PM KO, and then Manchester United at St. James’ Park on 23rd January, with a late 5:15 PM KO.
We’ll have to play very well to take points from those two games, which is one reason why it was important yesterday to win the game.