Damien Duff talked to the Official Newcastle United Web Site, and admitted that Kevin Keegan has been pushing hard the Newcastle United squad in training, since the pathetic demolition that was the Aston Villa game.
Damien Duff – Keegan has pushed them hard in training – good
Keegan rightly said after the Villa game that they were running out of excuses, and he was so right.
“It has been hard work – we have been pushed all the way by the gaffer,”
“We haven’t forgotten what happened when we played them away.â€
“We went in at 0-0 at Old Trafford at half-time, which isn’t a bad achievement for most teams.â€ “But we know what happened after that.â€
“We’ve had a good two weeks to work on things and produce some quality.”
Those catastrophic collapses against the Red devils and Villa have more to do with the mind than just skill and ability. And we have to start thinking that we have too many players who are not mentally strong enough for the Premier league. Hopefully Kevin will identify those players and move them out in the summer.
Weâ€™d also like to see some of the youngsters given their chance before the end of the season.
David Edgar, Tamas Kadar, Andrew Carroll and Kazenga Lua Lua are four who should be given an opportunity in the first team, and wouldnâ€™t let the side down. Thereâ€™s that old adage â€“ if theyâ€™re good enough theyâ€™re old enough, and if we are clear of relegation it would seem a real opportunity to blood some of our outstanding youngsters before the end of the season.
The senior players haven’t been able to get the job done so why not try the youngsters?
What do you think?
Let us know – comments very welcome.