Roeder: "I'm No Souness"

Last updated : 26 February 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
He refuses to give injuries as an excuse. Souness fed off it ... but not the ex-Toon defender. We have a SQUAD of players ... not eleven!

Glenn Roeder: "I told the players before the game, I've been a bit fed up with the negativity leading up to this game. Because we haven't got Alan (Shearer) playing, we haven't got Michael (Owen) playing, we haven't got Kieron (Dyer) playing and the best we could hope for was probably a 0-0 draw.

"I said to them that was absolute rubbish - in fact, I said we wouldn't even settle for a draw before the game. I told them I didn't think they had been shown the respect they deserve by the suggestion this team was not good enough to beat Everton, and they went out and they were terrific."