"When I came here to the football club to work, I am 53. I work in football for 30 years so I can split things. I can switch off one thing and the
“When I came here to the football club to work, I am 53. I work in football for 30 years so I can split things. I can switch off one thing and the othe rthing and I don’t carry things around.
“If I’m private then I’m private, if I’m in football then I’m here. Of course we are influenced by things that happen aorund us but nobody has to worry about me.
“I am honestly – I might not look like this because the weather is not cool and I’m white and the beard gets more and more grey, yes I don’t sleep a lot but I’m full of energy.
“Honestly, the situation is a challenge. I don’t want to have the situation but now we are in it and now I see it as an interesting challenge.
“We will sort it… Sorting it by playing football, sorting it by sticking even more together, sorting it my fighting with everything we have. That’s actually the plan we have.
“Strange things happen injury wise, if somebody comes to me and tells me we have a player with a minor problem I can tell them it’s a centre half. It’s how it is all the time. It’s unbelievable.
“That’s the whole season like this and I don’t know how this is. A lot of people are not happy with the results and I get that, I’m responsibile for that but we played still some pretty good stuff.
“That’s the start for changing the things. With bad football, never heard of it.”
“Massive challenge, I’m ready, the boys are ready and we give our absolutely everything to sort it.
“And thanks for the support. I don’t really see it but people tell me so I’m very, very grateful for these kind of things but they can think about other things because nobody has to worry about me.”