Schwarzer talks tough

Last updated : 01 December 2006 By FootyMad
With Boro only three points away from the relegation positions Mark Schwarzer is urging his fellow players to play ugly in a bid to move themselves up the table.

Schwarzer said: "The big question is do you entertain and not get results and get relegated at the end of the season? We did it in 1996-1997.

"That was a hell of a team that entertained unbelievably and many people would say it was probably the best entertainment they had ever seen at Middlesbrough.

"But we were relegated. That does not help anyone and you end up losing players.

"You have to find that balance and more often than not, it is not going to be as entertaining as you would like it to be.

"As players, you want it to be more entertaining than it is, but sometimes it just does not go that way.

"In the end you would much prefer to grind out a 1-0 result, get three points and move away from the bottom of the table."