Steve McClaren: I love it when a plan comes together!

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren says he loves it when a plan comes together at Newcastle United.

McClaren’s side beat Liverpool 2-0 on Sunday to climb one place to 18th in the Premier League.

Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren

United legend Alan Shearer had criticised the team on Match of the Day after the previous weekend’s 5-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Shearer had questioned what McClaren’s “plan” was at Selhurst Park, but things fell into place against Liverpool.

“It’s all right putting a plan into place, but it’s all about the players’ despire, discipline, concentration and focus to do the work,” said McClaren

“So there’s always a plan. Always when you lose, the plan goes wrong. But we talked about the workrate. We pressed from the front. We worked as a team. We kept compact.

It’s all right putting a plan into place, but it’s all about the players’ despire, discipline, concentration and focus to do the work.

Steve McClaren

“When you keep your focus, win your duels, put the work in and compete, then you get results.”