Joe Kinnear has today praised the attitude of his players in the build up to Joe’s first official game as Newcastle manager at Everton on Sunday.
Joe Kinnear – very impressed with Newcastle players this week
The good news for Newcastle fans is that there was a definite difference in the play of the team in the second half against Blackburn last weekend, after Joe talked to them at half time and he certainly seemed to inspire a good few of the lads.
That augers well for Joe’s short reign at the club, but we’ll better be able to gauge his impact on Sunday.
It turns out that Kinnear has been delighted by the response of his players during his first week in charge on Tyneside as he talked glowingly of his players to nufcTV:
“They’ve been absolutely fabulous,” “The first day we trained exceptionally hard.” “I’m obviously disappointed to have so many key players missing but that’s the way it is.”
“We’re working extremely hard and I’ve been impressed with how everything has gone, it’s been plain sailing.” “The players have been extremely receptive and have worked their socks off.”
“They’re a great set of lads, with some good characters in there.” “The important thing now is to bring confidence back and then get on with job.”
Good and wise words from Joe. It’s obvious the lads need a big shot of confidence, and we’re sure he’s been trying his best to drill some confidence into the squad, who after all are so much better than their performances of late suggest.
The sign of a good coach is what he can get out of the players available to him, and we think Joe may surprise quite a few people in the next several weeks.
We hope so in any case. 😀
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