John Carver has once again defended his bosses, and has said that Newcastle United do have ambition, and for a person like Alan Shearer – and we suppose that applies to all fans – it’s hard to understand what the club is trying to do when you are not on the inside.
John Carver – Alan doesn’t understand – he’s not on the inside
This is what John Carver has said today in an exclusive interview with Drivetime on talkSPORT:
“I see what we are trying to do and what we are trying to achieve.” “It is very difficult when you are not on the inside, to understand the plans and preparations we have got going on. It is easy enough to say it when you are not involved.”
“I must say, when I wasn’t here, I was in a similar frame of mind until I actually came in to the inside of it and realised what we are trying to do.” “We are trying to get as high up that table as we can.”
“Three seasons ago we finished fifth and we had an outstanding season. We probably punched above our weight a bit, but our goals are high.” “We have got to aim high and we have got to try and win as many games as we can and get as many points on the board as we can.”
“Alan is entitled to his opinion – he is a pundit and he can do that. All I’m worried about is making sure the team is right and performing well enough to win games. Sometimes you have to win in a scruffy manner and that is probably why Alan is talking about there being no excitement.”
“We are in a situation where we are mid-table. We are not going to let the season fizzle out, that is for sure. I am going to drive them forward every time they go on to that pitch to make sure we get as many points as we can and give some excitement to the fans.”
“The players are in a real positive mood, the fans are in a positive mood because of the win at the weekend against Aston Villa and we are going to take the game to them.”
When Alan Shearer was talking about a lack of excitement he was referring to the Newcastle club, and how it’s being led, not particularly the way we play. – or the way we played on Saturday.
Saturday’s game was never going to be spectacle and we had to get the win – and that was the most important thing – nobody really doubts that.
Newcastle are not exciting because they don’t seem to have enough ambition – and it’s all well and good for Carver to say that’s not true – but where’ the proof of that?
And especially when we have let our squad be decimated in January, with all the injuries and not bringing in any reinforcements.
More ambitious clubs would never have let that happen in January, and no other Premier League club weakened its squad like Newcastle did.
Where’s the ambition in that?
And if the club are ambitious – that’s great – but how come we haven’t heard much ambition in what Lee Charnley has told us so far?
Like a goal is to win a trophy – for example.
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