Keegan: Toon Fans Need NEW Heroes!

Last updated : 06 April 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor


Kevin Keegan: "We're almost in danger of deja vu.

"When I came in last time people were talking about the new Jackie Milburn or the new Hughie Gallacher.

"Back then I said we had to find the fans some new heroes for them to talk about - and I think we did that.

"Now this time we've got to do the same again.

"As great as Alan Shearer or Peter Beardsley undoubtedly were, they are no longer players.

"They are in folklore, and it's about who can make a name for themselves for the future.

"That's what interests me as manager, and that is what will interest the fans.

"Each of the fans have favourites, but I want them to have a favourite team of players.

"Like after the performance at Spurs, I would love the fans to have a big debate over who performed the best and who was man of the match.

"That's a nice problem to have.

"We've turned the corner now, but we've still got some work to do.

"I have told the players in a meeting that the confidence must not turn to arrogance.

"We want to get more points this season than we did last year, that would be an improvement.

"And I would like to overtake Tottenham so that we can approach the next season with as much optimism as they will."