Joe Kinnear has given lots of interviews this morning, probably in an attempt to get over the shock of yesterday’s catastrophic defeat at the hands of Premier League leaders, Liverpool.
Shay Given – world class display yesterday – and that’s the truth
Kinnear talked to the Evening Chronilce today about Shay Given:|
“To be fair, if it wasn’t for Shay Given, who knows what the score would have been?”
“I’ve never seen a performance from a goalkeeper like it in my life – he kept us in the game before their first goal with save after save.”
“The only great things were Shay Given’s performance and, of course, the supporters, and I’m disappointed for them.”
“That’s why it’s so important to have a settled back four.” “We’ll learn from this, and we do need some reinforcements, there’s no question about it.”
“They drove at us. I thought some of our players were leggy.” “They had a tough game at Wigan, but what we had was what we had – we were threadbare.”
“We chopped and changed, and put players in that were half fit.” “Thankfully, Shola Ameobi turned up – he hadn’t trained all week.”
“We just had to go with him – I just said ‘we’ve got to get 45 minutes out of you’.” “We had no Mark Viduka or Alan Smith, and I can go on and on. It’s behind us now.”
“Thankfully, it’s over, but it’s not finished in the best possible manner.”
We’re glad the game is over quite honestly, and now we can get some of our pride back, starting next Saturday at Hull in the 3rd round of the FA Cup.
We will play a much more ordinary side in Hull City, who have been struggling of late and were also thrashed 5-1 last time out, at Manchester City on Boxing Day. And let’s face it Man City are no Liverpool.
Hull City is a very winnable game for us, and that no doubt is what Joe Kinnear is also thinking.
Howay The Lads!!