Souness Stays Tight-Lipped

Last updated : 14 August 2005 By Site Editor
The Newcastle boss also banned his players from making post-match comments for fear of punishment should they air their views on referee Steve Bennett's performance at Highbury.

Jermaine Jenas's 32nd minute sending off and a hotly disputed penalty just ten minutes from time had clearly angered the tight-lipped Souness.

"If you speak your mind, you end up in trouble, so I'm not going to speak about him and the same goes for my players," Souness told the official Newcastle website after the game.

"They are quite rightfully upset at the things that went on out there. I am protecting them from saying something that might land them in trouble.

"Up until the sending off of JJ, we were more than a match for a team who will be challenging for the championship come the end of the season."