Keegan And Mac Go Back 12 Years!

Last updated : 21 April 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Keegan: "It is very special to win a derby match, even though we did not play well.

"We started well and got an early goal. We also got the penalty at a psychologically good time and we won the game.

"We played 50-60% compared with what we could do. Our passing was not as good as it could have been, but the attitude and endeavour was spot on.

"And the atmosphere was magnificent. I think we got an atmosphere like that because the supporters are happy with what we have done in the last few games rather than our performance on the day.

"I don't care what anybody says, you can go around the world twice if you like and you would not get an atmosphere like that anywhere else.

"During the game Terry McDermott turned to me and said it was just like the old days. He's probably right, it used to be like that every week as the fans came into the ground motivated and happy because of what they had seen last time.

"The players here have not seen the atmosphere like that because of the season we have had.

"I told them they are the best in the world and you can earn an atmosphere like that every week if you keep these results coming. In the last five minutes or so I was just soaking that atmosphere up."