Kevin Keegan was again brutally honest after Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat to a superior Chelsea team this afternoon.
Kevin Keegan – we failed
Kevin talked after the game today:
“Take the result and the second-half performance and we failed.â€
“We were probably slightly the better side in the first half on chances created and opportunities that could have been.â€
“But we lost Mark Viduka at half-time and I said they would be better than that in the second half. All we had done by then was get a foothold in the game.â€
“They were better, and we stepped back a bit, but you’ve got to give them credit. They are a better team than anybody gives them credit for.â€
“There’s no Shaun Wright-Phillips. There’s no Ashley Cole. Then they bring on Frank Lampard and Alexâ€
“You don’t need me to tell you it’s a pretty strong squad and that’s why they are where they are and can play 60-odd games and challenge for the Champions League.”
Manchester United may remain favorites to take the title at Wigan next weekend, but it seems to us the Red Devils have a much harder match than Chelsea do. The Blues entertain Bolton Wanderers.
But Keegan added:
“Chelsea would be worthy champions. I don’t think they will be, but in any other season they could be.”
“I think it will be Manchester United as champions. They have great players that have given them the edge, and I can’t see them going to Wigan and losing.”
“Chelsea will be going more in hope than expectation.”
We still think Chelsea may cause a big upset next Sunday, and it will all depend on how Wigan approach their game with the Red Devils.
But we think their manager Steve Bruce will try to give his old club, Manchester United a game, and anything could then happen.