The Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan talked today about the eagerness of his team to get all 3 points yesterday â€“ and it probably cost the Newcastle side a point.
Kevin Keegan – we were probably too eager to get all 3 points
Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan talked about the game yesterday:
“We had a desire to get forward. We’ve got a point and we’ve got a corner but we’ve been caught out on the break.â€“Whilst you can criticize them for it in some ways, you would be disappointed if they didn’t try to get a win out of it. But we’ve got caught.â€
“I don’t think it was naivety. I just think that in their willingness to try and win a game we didn’t set up for the corner very well, and got caught.â€
“It was genuineness in trying to win a game that caught us out. And while we are disappointed, we don’t want to be too hard on them.”
“When you lose a game you know you should have won it’s very disappointing – but we will pick them up and turn them around.”
Asked is this was one of the most dangerous positions the Newcastle club have found themselves in over the last 10 years Kevin said:
“I guess it must be.” “We’ve got the players and the know-how to get out of it.”
“We’ve got to get around 40 points to stay up in this division, 37 perhaps, though I’m not so sure about that. We are not safe by any means.”
It looks like it’s going down to the wire, but what Kevin and the boys have to do is to keep their spirits up, and our luck will turn around. As long as we go out and try to win each and every game through the end of the season, we should be OK.
There’s still 30 points at stake, and we only need about 12 of those to be safe.
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