You must be very proud of how your team performed.
Yeah, I thought they did really well today. I didn’t want us to get turned over like we lost 5-0 in the home game, which was embarrassing. And I did say to them before the game that it’s my last game in the Premier League, it might be some of theirs, and I didn’t want it to be a damp squib. I wanted everyone to play to their absolute maximum and give them a good game.
I always thought our front four could cause them problems if I’m honest, and I thought we did. In fact I think if we’d have been a little bit more confident with the final pass, I think we could have scored a few more if I’m honest.
You were very comfortable, didn’t really look troubled to be honest.
No, I think it doesn’t just happen like that, we worked really hard at, because of the way they play, in trying to shut their strengths out and trying to give our strengths a bit of a go. I think people would have thought we’d have come and sat back, but we didn’t want to do that. I said it’s the last game, let’s have a bloody go at them. And like I say, our front four could have a go against anybody in the league really when they play like that. And that’s the disappointment really. It’s one or two other areas that we should have been like that from the start.
What’s the future for you, Neil? What’s the immediate future for you?
I don’t know. I’m going to see the chairman and the chief exec tomorrow in London, and we’ll just talk about the whole club really. We’ve lost some good players, Camarasa and Harry Arter and Niasse and Bamba’s out for a while. So, we need to be bringing in three or four good players into the squad really. I’m sure I’ll get some answers tomorrow, we’ve been too busy to talk before today. But you saw the fans, you heard the fans, I mean they’ve been bloody amazing really. I’ve never seen owt like this.
Last weekend having just got relegated, I mean there’s not many managers get chanted like that. It was quite emotional last weekend. But, you know, that’s what they are. I think they remember where we were two and a half years ago, nearly three years is it now? We were fragmented and all over the show. And it’s lovely to see a following like that, and a performance like that at the end of the hardest season I’ve ever had in the game. After my 40th year, and like I said, it’s the hardest season I’ve ever had.