One of the things that can make people really successful in life is if they can take personal responsibility for both their successes and failures.
Albert Luque – coaches, bad luck and injuries all to blame
Albert Luque is being let go by Ajax after just one season at the Holland club, and he has quickly blamed bad management at Newcastle, for his failure to succeed since leaving Deportivo in Spain, 3 years ago.
Luque has been told to find a new club by the Dutch giants after just 12 months into the four-year contract he signed after leaving Tyneside last August.
His overall attitude is now being questioned in Holland as well as on Tyneside, but the Spaniard is taking absolutely no responsibility for his current situation.
Luque told the Sunday Sun today:
â€œIt was a mistake leaving Deportivo for Newcastle,â€
â€œFrom that moment, I suffered the worst time of my career and luck deserted me.”
â€œI arrived at Newcastle with high hopes, but injuries and the coaches there were directly responsible for my failure.â€
Luque is now very likely to return to Spain, and will probably need to take a wage cut in the process.
There again, he can always do what another Spaniard, Marcelino, did at Newcastle, and just bide his time at Ajax and continue picking up his huge wages.
But we think Albert will find a Spanish club, and maybe he can come good again, but he’ll need to change that attitude.