John Carver gave maybe his second last press conference as the Newcastle head coach yesterday and in general it was good, and John is doing exactly the right thing that all he’s doing is concentrating on the final two games of the season and it’s up to John and the players to get the points necessary to make Newcastle safe.
John Carver – only concentrating on final two games
And if we are to believe some of the transfer stories Newcastle may already have some players already tied up – but dependent on Newcastle staying the Premier League.
John didn’t make any gaffes during his press conference, but he did talk about him saying last week that he was the best coach in the Premier League.
This is what he said about that quote that was national headlines in England a week ago:
“I don’t regret what I said because I also believe I am the best golfer and the best cricketer in the world,” “Listen, sometimes you say things tongue in cheek, OK. “Sometimes you say things to try to motivate people and motivate myself.”
“When I speak, I don’t have any regrets over what I say. What I was a little bit annoyed about was how people took it out of context, and especially those people who actually know me.”
“The way we got the point against a side who were in form, against a side who had just won at Old Trafford, was pleasing – it was very important not to lose the game.” (you’re right there).
‘To go 1-0 down sometimes can test your character, and we were all questioning the character the week before.” “But to come back into the game and show the desire to want to try to win it – and I thought we were the side who tried to win it – was a good thing”
” It’s always good when you break a run of form like that.” “The spirit has been good, it’s been upbeat, but we are not taking our eye off the ball because we haven’t done a job yet.”
“There’s a huge job in front of us, starting with Saturday and then the following Sunday, so we need to stay focused.”
Tomorrow’s game at QPR is indeed one of the most important games for Newcastle in many years – and a win could save us – so 3 points is what we are hoping for.
But it will take all our players to turn up for the game, and give 100% effort and passion for the full 90 minutes in London.