Southgate - Grovel, Grovel, Grovel!

Last updated : 06 May 2009 By Boro Mad

These are the words of a DESPERATE man:-

Gareth Southgate: "Anybody who wants to achieve puts pressure on themselves.

"It is great to have the support of the chairman, of course, but I want to achieve for the football club and also to repay that faith.

"Everybody on the staff, in particular, feels that debt towards the people at the top.

"We want it to work for them and for the rest of the fans - because Keith and the chairman are fans and we want to pull through it for all the supporters.

"He is very supportive when he needs to be, and he trusts us to get on with what needs doing.

"I don't need to run to him every five minutes for clarification on things. I know his support is there and that's all that matters.

"It's a challenge like any other. Wherever you are in the division, there will be certain pressures and challenges.

"'Enjoy' is obviously a ridiculous word in the situation we are in, but it's part and parcel of the job.

"No matter where we were in the division, these games would be important for one reason or another.

"We have everything to gain from the situation we are in because to all intents and purposes, we have been written off for months."