After the game last Saturday and the 7th defeat on the trot, John Carver said his players had given him everything they had – but it was obvious they hadn’t.
After the game it was Newcastle legend Alan Shearer who pointed out it looked like some of the Newcastle players just couldn’t care less.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle legend
And Alan specifically picked out the third goal as an example of how our players didn’t bother to get back and defend, and Swansea were able to get their vital third goal after 71 minutes, which turned out to be the winner.
So Alan said the opposite of what John Carver has said, but now John says he understands why Alan said that.
This is what Carver has said today about Shearer’s comments:
“Well Alan loved the club when he was here so he’s in the same thought process.” “He’s from here so I can understand why he’s saying that.” (why?)
“But you’d be surprised how there’s a lot of people in the dressing room hurting.” “You know there is.” “In football there’s always people who don’t care, and it’s usually the ones who won’t have a future at that football club.
“They’ll move to another football club and be nice and bright until they’re out of the mix.” “Everybody’s the same but I think there are people who care.”
“I can’t even go into detail of who doesn’t care, because they all have their own minds.” “But the only way they can show that, and stop Alan from saying that, is by doing it on the pitch.”
We have to admit to finding it difficult to understand what John Carver really thinks these days, because he says different things at different times.
It’s difficult to understand how he can know where Alan is coming from when Alan says the players couldn’t care less and John Carver said they gave him 100%.
They are almost polar opposite viewpoints on the players.