Sam Allardyce accepts Newcastle United’s pathetic show against Liverpool as all of his responsible and appologize for making the club’s fans hurting. He also insists Saturday’s dismal defeat has hurt him more.
“I always feel hurt when I lose a football match. At the end of the day, I am hurting more than anybody else when we lose a match, even though other people do not think I am.” Said Allardyce.
Newcastle chairman Chris Mort hopes he can avoid having to sack Sam Allardyce although it has been made clear the club’s recent record isn’t good enough. Newcastle have taken just one point from the last 12 available, and significant improvements have been demanded by Newcastle owner.
Big Sam said he is keen to use January’s transfer window to aid his efforts, although having spent around £25m in his first summer in charge. The club officials want to see first what Allardyce can do with the squad he has assembled before releasing any further funds, especially as near as January.
“All the other Premier League clubs are spending heavily, more than ever before, and you have got to attempt to live with that,” said Allardyce, “You do that slowly, by building slowly. We’ve taken over a club and we’re attempting to move it forward to where it wants to go. It can’t be done in a short period of time.”
From his summer spendings, Allardyce said his prime targets are all out of his grab. The likes of Michael Silvestre, Silvain Distin and Tal Ben-Haim all turn their backs against him, so he has to look for someone else.
Rozehnal, Enrique and Claudio Cacapa were all the players that available for Allardyce as he knows that engineering an improvement must start at the back. Too bad the plan is not going as he's expecting to be for Newcastle. The improvement at the back for Toon was not working.
Later he's hoping to afforded the time he needs to steer his side back up the table by telling all his players to unite in order to succeed.
“The players have to realise we’re all in it together, whether I bought them or not,” he added. “This is a difficult time for us all, but we can come through this.”
Yesterday, one of the player he bought in last summer, David Rozehnal in an honest assessment of the humiliating home loss to Liverpool, appologize to Newcastle fans “We lost and played a bad game and bad football. It was disappointing because we played at home and, although it was against a strong team, we were bad.”
Although he is not seeing the loss as a crisis for Newcastle United as a team, Rozehnal tells the Newcastle squad have to forget this and learn from our mistakes and look forward.
“It’s normal to have bad games and, hopefully, we will come back.” Rozehnal added more, and the fans will watch him now and see if he and the rests of the squad finally can practice what they preach. The away game at Ewood Park will be another good test for their commitments.