Newcastle United boss Kevin Keegan today admitted the task of turning Newcastleâ€™s fortunes around this season will not be an easy one.
Kevin Keegan – thought players’ efforts were admirable
Kevin must have been disappointed as he saw his team collapse again under the continual pressure of the Manchester United attack. While they did well before the first goal, which came from Wayne Rooney after 25 minutes, they couldnâ€™t maintain much at all after that.
Kevin spoke to BBC Radio Newcastle today:
“Someone said to me ‘You’ve had tough fixtures’. “But Sunderland, Fulham, Blackburn next weekend are not easy fixtures. What I will say is you don’t play teams like Manchester United every week.”
“I don’t think the players gave up in any way, shape or form. I think their effort was admirable considering how tough it was for them,”
“There was a stage in the second half that every time the ball ricocheted it went to a red shirt. That’s how it is sometimes.”
When you are losing you never seem to get the luck, but thatâ€™s the way it is. The only way to get out of this slump is to be prepared to fight all the way in every game, and then youâ€™ll maybe get a little luck, and then perhaps a win. Thatâ€™s what we have to look to do against Blackburn on Saturday.
Thatâ€™s a game we can win, and if we donâ€™t get any points this weekend, things will start to look a lot gloomier. Maybe some teams below us might actually get a win themselves next weekend. 🙁