Zenden Wants To 'Thank Newcastle For 5-1'!

Last updated : 16 January 2011 By Footy Mad - Editor

Bolo Zenden: "It gives you an opportunity to redeem yourself, not to talk about revenge, but to redeem yourself and say, 'Listen, the first one, we didn't really participate and we didn't cope with the occasion'.

"Maybe this time around, it is different for most of the boys as well because we are playing at home and we will have the fans behind us.

"Maybe for some, that will make a big difference and they might feel a bit more at ease, I don't know.

"It's a big game and either away or at home, it's always enjoyable to play in. There's absolutely no fear factor.

"At the end of the day, it's another game. The way I look at it, the most important fixture is the next one.

"In this case, it's the Newcastle derby, but in the situation in which we are in the league, why should we fear it?

"We are not there for nothing, we did get the results, and they are not far behind us either, so it's a case of keeping the distance.

"I have never really lost a derby or a classico in that manner, but it's true that it can work two ways.

"Newcastle got a boost from it, and we had a good look in the mirror and sort of kicked off the rest of the season up until now, because we have had really good results.

"Maybe in some way, we should thank them."

Steve Bruce: "You have to cope with it in the best way. If you play a derby or a classico, you have to play with your heart because you know what it means for the fans.

"But more so, you have to play with your head because if you lose your head, you are more likely to lose the game as well.

"It's about doing the right things."