Keegan Hides Frustration At Transfer Snub!

Last updated : 28 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Keegan says "it would not be the end of the world" if no-one came in before the end of the transfer window.

England defender Jonathan Woodgate looks set to join Tottenham after snubbing Newcastle for a second time
Keegan: "I am not in a hurry and it won't be the end of the world if we don't get anybody in.

"I would have been happy to have just got Woodgate in, but it looks like we've lost him.

"Tottenham can offer him the chance to play in a cup final, they are in Europe - and the only way we're going to get into Europe is if we get on a ferry.

"We're in the bottom half of the table and we need to play for pride, which is the biggest thing of all in my view.

"The first-half performance at Arsenal told me that the players have a lot of pride and talent.

"If you take four international players out of any side, they will struggle, but we got a good shift and the confidence just went when the goal went in.

"Confidence is a big thing. We've got a good mix - some very talented young players and also some top, top international-class players

"When you're not creating chances, the forwards start thinking: 'When am I going to get the service?' Probably Emre does that but we're having to ask young lads such as [Charles] N'Zogbia and [James] Milner to do that and while they can do it sometimes, they're still learning their games."