Pardew - We Are Better Than This!

Last updated : 05 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "The one thing you have to analyse when you're a football manager is the team giving you everything and I don't think my worst critic would have said they didn't out there.

"They gave me everything and, though I'd like to have seen a bit more and confidence and flair in the team, that will come.

"Positives, positives and errr positives"

"We're a better team than we're showing at the moment but I have to concentrate on the here and now.

"I'm not looking too much further forward than I was Swansea and my attention turns to the next game.

"We know that the tension in the stands and in the stadium is not going to go away in the short-term.

"But what we must focus on is performance and I think we've got a bit to lean on from this game.

"We'll take the positives out of it so the players can play to the best of their ability.

"I just have to just focus on the team and improve the team as best I can.

"I don't think I'll ever get a boring fortnight, but what I would say is that I've had lots of messages of support from within the game and I would like to publicly thank people for them."