The head coach of Middlesbrough, Steve Agnew is confident that despite his squad has recently went through a string of 16 unsuccessful matches where they had to settle with either a loss or a defeat but no actual victories.
This start of 2017 has not been a memorable one for the Premier League side Middlesbrough as their only victory so far was against Sunderland in a match that was played on April 26 and a lonely goal from Marten de Roon was enough for Middlesbrough to secure their very first Premier League victory of 2017 which they have struggled so much to do in this season.
“I’m confident, it’s not only three points that bring you closer to the rest, but if results go our way elsewhere, it will bring pressure elsewhere. The players were good and buoyant this morning. They understand the disappointment and frustration of the other night, but they’re looking forward to the game’’
“I think there’s no points target other than the game tomorrow. That’s everything we’ve spoken about Burnley and we aren’t looking further than that.”
That was the statement released by Steve Agnew before his team faced off with Sunderland and came out on top with a 1-0 triumph.
Following the dismissal of AitorKaranka, it was Steve Agnew who was selected as the interim manager of Middlesbrough. He was appointed with this job on March 16 and so far has led the club to 4 defeats, 2 draws and 1 triumph. It has not been an impressive or memorable period of time for the squad of Steve Agnew but he remains confident that they will be able to survive for another season in the top tier English football League, the Premier League.
Avoiding the relegation zone will be very difficult, especially taking into consideration the fact that the 4 final Premier League opponents of Middlesbrough will be: Michael Owen Manchester City, Chelsea, Southampton and Liverpool.