Shearer - Courage the key

11 May 2009 11:15
Newcastle manager Alan Shearer has hailed the 'courage' of his side in the wake of their 3-1 Tyne-Tees derby win over fellow strugglers Middlesbrough at St James' Park.[LNB] The Magpies climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as Habib Beye's own goal was cancelled out by goals from Steven Taylor, and second-half substitutes Obafemi Martins and Peter Lovenkrands.[LNB]And after watching his players come from behind, Shearer admits he could not ask for any more from his players as they fight for their top-flight status. [LNB]"It is a magnificent feeling, it really is," said the former Newcastle and England striker, who recorded his first win since arriving as manager on a short-term basis at the start of April.[LNB]"I asked them (the players) to show courage, determination and to go and show me the ability that I know they have got.[LNB]"It would have been easy for them to feel sorry for themselves after going 1-0 down, but again I mention the word courage.[LNB]"They didn't let it affect them. They went on and still had the belief they could get something.[LNB]"There were some big, big performances out there from big men. I couldn't ask anymore from them."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports