McClaren: Newcastle not as ‘bonkers’ as it looks


Steve McClaren (vist Fifa coins) admits Newcastle is ;not an easy football club; but denies it;s a ;bonkers; place to work.

He was asked whether it took a great deal of adjustment to work for a club perceived as a basket case and he replied: ;It’s not so bonkers when you work inside this place. It looks it, though, doesn’t it, from the outside?

;It’s not an easy football club, as you and we all know, but that’s the situation we’re in.

;I think the players know that and I think the new ones that came in during the summer are adapting to that. I think it can be a culture shock to them but I fully expect us to be stronger in (go to fifa 16 coins) the second half of the season than we’ve been in the first half.

When asked if there was a problem with foreign players not understanding the size of the club, McClaren said: ;I don’t think so, no. Definitely not. I think everybody knows what Newcastle is about.

;We show them films about the club and its history. It’s not (go to fifa 16 coins) rocket science – but every club is saying the same thing.

;When you cross the while line here and there’s 52,000 people – you’ve got to have some courage to do that. I admire the players for that, for being able to handle it.

;The reason we’re in the trouble that we’re in is that they haven’t been able to put in a performance week in, week out which the fans expect.;