Kevin Keegan spoke to the Evening Chronicle today, and gave another interesting interview.
Kevin Keegan – why would anybody want to leave Newcastle now?
This what Kevin said this morning:
“Everybody at the club’s been fantastic.â€“I know there’s stuff in the papers saying that players aren’t happy, but I don’t see that. I think they’re happy at the club.â€
“I sat down with them when I first came in and said: ‘What do you expect at the club?’ â€œWhat do you like about this club, and what don’t you like about it?’â€
“I took on board lots of things that they felt could be better.â€ “They bought into the new rules. They weren’t written down, or anything.â€
“That’s what we did, and that was the change around at this football club â€“ lots of little things.â€ “They weren’t big things. Lots of little things coming together means players coming in happy.â€
“You might find a player not happy here, and he’ll probably be a player not in the side.â€ “I’d be amazed if you get many players not enjoying coming in to this football club.â€
“They might not enjoy being out of the team. Any player here can always come and see me.â€ “If they tell my why they’re unhappy, maybe we can do something about it.”
Great words from the boss.
That’s one reason we think Damien Duf, for one, will want to stay at the club, and now we have high hopes that Charles N’Zogbia could also be staying, although he looked almost a certainty to leave a few weeks back.
It would be a good start too, if we can tie up Arda Turan quickly in the next day or two, and this remains a dangerous period in the delicate transfer of the young Turk.
The Kevin Keegan feel-good factor is certainly back on Newcastle, and just watch that feeling increase big time next season. 😀