Those were some of the words Joe said today, as he reflected on his easily most frustrating weekend at the club, since he first arrived in late September.
Joe Kinnear – still loving the challenge
Joe said today:
“It wasn’t an easy weekend for anyone and it was easily my most frustrating one since I came to the club because we should have won the game. The circumstances in which we conceded the equalizer made the result really hard to take.”
“We should have killed the game off. We tortured them in the first half, and even though we lost our way in the second after Danny Guthrie went off with a nasty whack on the base of his spine, I still felt we would win the game.” “We didn’t because we didn’t defend well enough.”
“It’s tough, but I’m still loving every minute of this job, I love the challenge and I’m as determined as ever. We’ve had a setback but we’ll pick ourselves up and we’ll go again next weekend at Portsmouth.”
Joe can set the example for the players, in that whatever happened the week before, the next game is a whole new game, and the focus has to be on winning it.
And of course the good news if that we should be able to field a strong team at Portsmouth, with Butt and Guthrie back, and Duff also available, so hopefully our subs bench will be that much stronger.
It will be surprising how things can quickly turn around with a win.