Pardew Deserves Every Bit Of Criticism Heading His Way!

Last updated : 03 May 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "A lot of criticism has come our way, some of it completely unfounded and left-field.

"It's insulting if you think because a player is from a foreign country they are not bothered. It is ridiculous. Of course they are bothered. Our professionalism is on the line.

"As far as I am concerned, the group is pulling together to get a result and the fact we have a lot of French players and some language difficulty has been torn up and made to be something else.

"There is no problem. Some of the wildfire has been way off the mark.

"There have not been words out of turn. If you don't get feedback from the players you are not going to be a manager at any level.

"I understand you get all sorts of accusations thrown at you. There's not much you can do.

"You can deny them but it might add fuel to the flames. Sometimes you don't know whether to fight some issues or just let them ride.

"The bottom line is when you get beaten 6-0, you are going to get criticism.

"I have not been part of anyone or any media source being banned or anything like that. For me, you've got to get on with it. We've had a lot of criticism this week and I've had a lot of criticism this week personally.

"When you have a day like that, you just embrace your family. They try and offer you words of comfort and support which unfortunately don't really work too well.

"Then you don't sleep well, you get up, you think about it a bit more.

"If you think that a football manager after the season we've had or a defeat like that [losing 6-0] is not worried about every aspect of his team and his staff, then you're sadly mistaken. I worry about how many sugars Yohan Cabaye has got in his tea, for goodness sake!

"That's the level you want to try and get to, in order to put it right. No one will break my spirit in terms of trying to do that."