Pardew Working With Confidence Mentor!

Last updated : 19 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

He says he has had tougher times in his career, like when his West Ham team lost 4-0 to Millwall.


Alan Pardew (talking to the Chronicle): "You admit that you’ve done something wrong and you have to correct it.

"I’ve worked with a mentor, somebody who’s helped me focus my winning mentality.

“My capacity to want to win has overspilt in a couple of incidents and I’ve had to channel that in a better way. That winning mentality will never leave me.

“But I need to get it across on to the pitch in different ways, in a more intelligent way, in my preparation, in my concentration at half-time and full-time.

“I’ve had a few setbacks in my career and not just in Newcastle. In the Championship at West Ham, we really had some tough days.

“Against Millwall, I lost 4-0. Can you imagine the West Ham manager losing 4-0 to Millwall and surviving?

“That steeled me for what’s happened in Newcastle. Your credibility, your respect everything goes out of the window. You have to fight to get it back.

“I’m quite good at getting over games. I try not to put the pressure which is on me on to the players, my staff and certainly not my family. You have to be quite single-minded and focused in what you are doing."