After his seventh defeat on the trot interim head coach could have limited his bravado talk after the game – but no – he has come out and talked about how he is not ready to quite and will fight on – much like we’ve heard after the other defeats.
John has to realize it’s not about him but it’s all about the team.
John Carver and Garry Monk before the game
Fans don’t want to hear how John Carver feels after these defeats, but what is he going to do about it.
And it may that John is just completely out of his depth now – and it’s hard for anybody to get a win after seven successive defeats because players then find ways of losing games and it’s all in the mind.
This is some of what the coach said after the game:
“It was a huge disappointment, a huge disappointment – but we are not ready to quit, not ready to pack in, not ready to thrown in the towel. That is very important, and that applies to me and the rest of my staff.”
“Yes, I am getting stick from the crowd and I can take all that. I’ll take that on the chin, I’ll explain to people why I do things, I don’t have a problem with that. If anybody wants to talk me about it, I will talk to them about it. But I won’t give up on it and I will fight to the end.”
“I have got to try and make those guys feel 10 foot tall, as much as I can. Sometimes it is quite difficult, but it is my job and my responsibility to try and pick them up and do that.”
With things becoming a little desperate, it’s not going to be John Carver’s decision as to whether he coaches the final games of the season.
It may be getting to the time when somebody with a lot more experience in the Premier league is brought in as a short term solution to guide the team to safety – and of course all we need is just one win.
An experienced manager coming in may not happen this week, but if the results in mid-week go against us, and we lose at Leicester City on Saturday, it could happen then.