Damien Duff is telling the truth when he said people will immediately think about European football as soon as United doing great, but if for some games we are not doing right, that same people will turn their back against the club and said that everything is wrong at Newcastle.
Duff has praised gaffer Sam Allardyce on the official site for his positive attitude during difficult period for the Magpies. Big Sam and his players have found themselves back in increasing pressure following United's disappointing return over the festive programmes.
From a possible of nine points, Newcastle only can collect 1 point from a draw against Derby at home, while on the boxing day fixture, the Magpies failed again to breakdown bad records. For most of the last 10 years, Newcastle was never had any win games on Boxing day while playing away.
Duff said how Big Sam is reacting positively after the Man City game. He said “Let's stick together”, which is what we have to do. The Irish winger admits United situation over the past few weeks haven't gone smoothly, he's concerned about it, everyone is, and the gaffer included.
“We are working hard to put it right. He's a good man. We are all desperate for him to do well and the team.” Duff added, “We are all going to stick together.”
Duff is also believe that Newcastle have the ability to win something in the coming seasons if it was not this year. He knows United are having a long way to go to the same level as Arsenal or Manchester United, but he want Newcastle to get back challenging for the Champions League.
“We've got players who belong in the top six – we have one of England's greatest ever strikers – and I know the manager is looking to strengthen.” Damien said, “Top players belong at Newcastle. I asked for a five-year contract when I signed. I've only had three clubs in my career and I want to keep it that way.”