Kevin Keegan seems not too down-hearted about Middlesbrough’s late goal on Sunday, even though it was clearly offside.
Kevin Keegan – lack of confidence the problem
After Kevin admitted that Middlesbrough’s controversial late equalizer at St. James’ Park had denied the Magpies the boost they needed, Keegan thinks results is what’s needed to turn things around at Newcastle. So this would have been a massive boost if we could have just hung on, or the officials had done their job better.
Keegan said after the game:
“This team just lacks a little bit of self-belief because results haven’t gone our way – it’s confidence more than anything.â€
“That’s something you get from playing well, getting results, and even sometimes pinching results. But there are no major problems there.”
“There are three officials out there and there’s no doubt about it in my mind that they got it wrong,” “We are always going to be talking about these things if they don’t get them right.â€
“But the one point isn’t a disaster – it just keeps us where we are. While it’s not the result we wanted, it’s the result we got, and we can’t change it.”
Because weâ€™ve only taken 3 points from the last 8 league games the confidence of the squad is not high, but they going to have to dig deep to get some results in the next couple of games at Aston Villa next Saturday, and against the Red Devils at St. Jamesâ€™ Park two weeks after that.
We have to keep picking up points to ensure we’re not dragged into a relegation scrap. Fulham, Bolton and Wigan all won over the weekend, and those are teams currently below us in the league.
What do you think?