Luque Says Failure Nothing To Do With Him

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:

“It was a mistake leaving Deportivo for Newcastle,”

“From that moment, I suffered the worst time of my career and luck deserted me.”

“I arrived at Newcastle with high hopes, but injuries and the coaches there were directly responsible for my failure.”

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.

Comments welcome.

58 comments so far

  • xfer

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Terrible attitude.

  • Whitey

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I think he was unlucky with injuries and i dont believe Glenn Roeder was a good manager for him. He has got to take some of the blame because when he was given the chances he rarly ever proved a point that he should start games.

  • toon4lyf

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    sure roeder never gave him a chance wen he dd he proved himself he scored in all pre season matches and then palermo 2 he was very unlucky a think we should have kept souness longer

  • Toon_Ksk

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #4

    He need a dose of Keegan Morale Booster pill.

  • robertsa

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #5

    ii blame coaches and injuries. they didnt harm the rest of the team. as for bad luck there is no such thing what an absolute idiotic player he is.

  • knobsack phil

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    he is a terrible player with a terrible attitude.

    He had his chances and looked disinterested every time. He was in the right place at the right time for a couple of goals that were served on a plate for him.


  • darren grech MALTA

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #7

    luque came in newcastle utd when the club was struggiling.luque was realy good player with deportivo.he was unlucky with us

  • albundy

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    Unfortunately, Albert seems to be suffering from the same syndrome that also affects Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce – think it’s called imshitebutiwillblameeverything andanybodyelsebutmyselfitis – symptoms include an inflated sense of importance, oafishness and delusions of grandeur…

  • natedawg

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #9

    the mans a pr*ck! never liked him was decent at deportivo but nothing more. only ever came here for the money and he has said that himself

  • Will

    Jul 13, 2008 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Natedawg is right, Luque the little scumbag!

  • euanpolo

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #11

    I don’t really like his comments here but he was unlucky with injuries and Roeder should have given him much more of a chance.

  • Mr T

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #12

    his attitude sucked, the times I seen him given an opportunity he made Mark Viduka look as committed as Nicky Butt challenge, he just didn’t have the effort, you make your own luck….

  • ScottyT

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #14

    euanpolo – hv to disagree roeder shudnt hve given him any more chances.. he saw he was sh1te and desposed off him accordingly. if any1 is to blame apart frm luque its shepherd and souness. his effort was non existent and he was unbelievably slow. wat an idiot.

  • Danso

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #15

    I was never any good at school, it was my teachers fault that i never applied myself!! Great way to look at life!! blame everybody else!!

    He was a waste of 9.5 mil! Maybe he needs to use some of the easy money he made at NUFC, and get a life coach to teach him to take some reponsiblity for himself.. I feel sorry for his kiddies he’s def someone to look upto!!..

  • C

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Well he is right in one thing Graeme Souness is terrible coach

  • King Kev

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #17

    I can`t belive I just to like that guy.

  • Mehzeb

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Aimar is completing his move to Benfica. We’re not signing him, that’s for sure. And with the surprises we’ve been getting, it appears that we many never have been interested in him in the first place.

  • Hadji

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    TT…..How about Fabio Caentrao for Zoggy.If he fails with Feyenord we should get him next season.

  • toon_mad

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #20

    souness never wanted him, throw in that souness is an awfull manager and that his injury was really bad and you can understand how he failed then but he should of sorted his attitude out under roeder.

    he was never going to change his game though he was always a lazy laurent robert type player.

  • Hadji

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #21

    At least Robert scored beautifull goals for us,maybe you should compare him with Mr big mouth Bellamy.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Coentrao, maybe, but if Zoggy did leave id sign Dzsudzsak.

  • toon4life

    Jul 13, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    souness didn’t even want owen.. he wanted anelka it was shepherd who pushed for owen and probably luque too

  • Dan13

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #24

    i felt for luque

  • ScottyT

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #25

    i also felt for luque…

    felt like kicking tha lil sh1t lol

  • Leo

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #26

    it is the coaches fault that i cant play good

    what a flipping idjit

  • Beattie

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #27

    from the sam allardyce school of blame i see

  • Kenneth

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Always liked Luque, and was unlucky with injuries and Roeder av coach

  • seetow

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #29

    the only place he could’ve been good was on fifa! scored many great goals for me LOL

  • Graham

    Jul 13, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #30

    He was played out of position in most his outings and with injuries, Roeder and lack of confidence, he was never gonna be successful up here.

    Having said that, to come out with what he has done is laughable

  • The Entertainers

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #31

    He is a first class reason as to why attitude is just as important as talent. Sometimes its worth more!

  • Neil B

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Suffered one of the worst injuries any player has had for our club in my lifetime when he almost severed his hamstring.

    Don’t think he’s ever been the player he once was since, and don’t think he’ll ever get that yard of pace back. Always wanted him to do well, thought under Big Sam he may have had a chance – but just doesn’t have the drive anymore to push himself to be fully fit and perform to what he can.

    Hope he does go back to Spain and prove me wrong, but I’ve a feeling he’ll become an average squad player somewhere and eventually retire with a whimper.

  • Spyro

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #33

    this is old news dug up from the archives, pathetic

  • steve

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #34

    he’s being kicked outta Ajax after 1 year – shows he hasn’t gotten any better since leaving the toon

  • Dan13

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #35

    lmao spyro
    way to get it to the point:)
    I agree though
    another excuse for an article

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jul 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #36

    Tom_Toon, I am sure you the best person to ask bout this guy;

    Though he has said he wants 1 more season could we get him?

    Fits the profile perfectly, but just how good is he?,19528,11676_3813475,00.html

  • Tom_Toon

    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Tom – Read the Inler thread mate, my thought on him are on there.

  • oga

    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #38

    We did ruin him in all honesty.

  • Eyeball

    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #39

    He was just Kack and now its been confirmed….we were ripped off with £9.5m and 50-60k a week wages….”the coaches and injuries were to blame” BALLS!!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 13, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #40

    I watched the youtube vid when we signed him and I was really excited,some things just aren’t meant to be so get back on your box and shat it Luque you failure : ()


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