Following Newcastle’s defeat to Swansea City, manager John Carver gave his view on the supporters’ reaction to him and the players. He feels he’s being unfairly treated by the fans and wants a way of being better protected from the abuse suffered, reports BBC Sport.
Newcastle United have been in woeful form since the New Year, and their recent defeat against Swansea City was their seventh consecutive Premier League loss. They have been spiralling down the table, which has led to real unrest from the fans, and interim boss John Carver has been getting the full force of their anguish.
“I am not going to stand out there and be abused during the game. The club has to do something about it. I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Sometimes it is quite difficult to stand in that technical area and be abused the way I was abused without any protection from the sidelines,” he said.
Carver in turn put the blame on the players following their defeat to Swansea, suggesting that there’s little he can do to turn the club around if the players aren’t doing their jobs on the pitch. The woeful run of form sees the Magpies currently five points above the drop zone with four games left to play.
“They expect me to put the ball in the net, stop the headers going in, stop the opposition from scoring. I can’t affect that. I can’t get on the end of the corner and head the ball clear which would have kept us one up at half-time. I can’t do that.”
Unless they can arrest the slide soon, United risk getting dragged into a relegation battle, as sides below them in the table are picking up results at a crucial period.
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