Steve Bruce reveals whether he has lost patience with his Newcastle United players after x-rated outburst
Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce insists he has not lost patience with his Magpies squad despite his recent x-rated media outbursts.
Discussing his side’s Sheffield United defeat, Bruce this week launched into an x-rated rant with his player’s show coming under fire.
And when quizzed whether his patience has worn thin with the United dressing-room, he insisted: “No. No. But it’s that performance like we had the other night or against Brentford, or against Norwich away last year, or Leicester away last year. I can give you them, when unfortunately it’s been unacceptable. I have to take the responsibility for that and ask the question why? Why have we done so well against Arsenal? Why have we done so well against Liverpool?”
Accepting a portion of the blame, Bruce has hinted he will change things up for tomorrow night’s trip back to the Emirates Stadium, the place where the Magpies drew a blank in the FA Cup eight days ago, but came close to edging past the Gunners into round four – but for a late extra-time double by the hosts.
“In hindsight, personnel perhaps, I picked the wrong team,” he said of his Bramall Lane selection.
"Okay I accept that, but no matter what team I picked I still expect the team to perform better than what it did.”
The frank assessment from Bruce continued.
He said: "I got it wrong. I got it wrong and I have to accept what is coming my way, as I always do and get on with it.”