Southgate Wants 'Performances To Be Proud Of'!

Last updated : 14 May 2009 By Boro Mad
Gareth Southgate: "The Newcastle game was tough and it has taken a lot out of the players.

"But they have to lift themselves while there is still a chance, we have to
keep going.

"We have a lot of proud young kids in our team, but they are still very raw.

"They are desperate to be involved in a winning side, and they have still a
chance to do that.

"Monday's pain will take time to heal, but we have to give our supporters two
final performances to be proud of.

"We have to win on Saturday and we have to make sure we are ready.
"It's our job as coaches to make sure they are fully primed for the Villa

"It's still possible, however slim the prospects. If we beat Villa, then we
will take it to the last game of the season at West Ham. Then who knows what
will happen?

"We owe it to the fans to put on a performance against Villa, do everything
possible to win the game, and keep ourselves in the melting pot."