Newcastle’s victory over Everton on Saturday afternoon ended a scorching race which had seen them play 11 games without a win in all competitions.
Steve Bruce’s side had collected two stingy goals in nine games before Callum Wilson’s brace at Goodison Park, with the pressure starting to grow on owner Mike Ashley to hand over his marching orders to Magpies fan Bruce.
The three points at Everton will undoubtedly lift the darkness / fog over Tyne for now, but however Newcastle’s season unfolds Bruce insisted he would never leave the club until he likes.
“First and foremost, of course, I’m a fan and always want the best for the club,” he said. BT Sport before the match. “I am determined to tell the fans that we are going to get out of this bad race that we have.
“It’s not easy, it will never be easy and it will never be easy for a Newcastle manager because of the high expectations of the club and the unique club that it is. I’ll do my best to try to turn things around. I’ll never get away from it – never. So I will continue to let off steam and turn it around. “
Speaking ahead of his side’s Premier League win at Goodison Park, Bruce rebutted rumors that he was set to be replaced by recently appointed assistant manager Graeme Jones, and he believes rumors surrounding the club were created only to destabilize it.
“Again, this is negativity,” he says. “The negativity that surrounds the club and the fake news I have used too often now. Absolute garbage. Would I really let the club do this to me? Undermine me this way? I do not think so.
“We have to get a result and it’s amazing what that changes… we hope it’s our turn to start getting some wins and that’s what we all need – everyone from manager to manager. conference room going through everyone involved, that’s what we need. ”
After watching his team emerge victorious, Bruce’s mood was naturally upped – and he credited his team’s hard work to put himself forward, also commenting on an injury suffered by captain Jamaal Lascelles.
“It was more like that today,” Bruce remarked (via Newcastle’s official Twitter page). “We worked to gain the front foot, better recover the ball and bring it up higher. I think the players enjoyed it but it takes a result to go with it, so today everyone is happy. ”
“It’s a hamstring injury. What we found out was the guys who battled Covid battled fatigue. Luckily Ciaran Clark returned today but it looks like Jamaal is going to miss at least a few good weeks. ”