Phil Neville revealed that he has told his Inter Miami players that they need to take a long and hard look at themselves as their winless run continues. He admitted that he completely understands the consequences that await him if the run continues. Inter Miami were humiliated in a 5-0 thrashing at home at the hands of the New England Revolution. They currently have the worst record in the MLS and are rock bottom of the Eastern Conference table.
“I feel their full support – I always have done,” Phil Neville said of the Inter Miami owners. “They don’t need to tell me about their concerns because I have the same concerns. I’ve been in football long enough and I know the consequences – that’s no problem to me. We’re doing everything in our power, we just need better performances on the field. I’ve got great responsibility and I’m accountable for everything that I do. We’re on a run at the moment that puts me under pressure.”
Inter Miami were 4-0 down at halftime despite having stars such as Blaise Matuidi and Gonzalo Higuain in the team. New England Revolution currently has the best record in the MLS and sits atop the Eastern Conference.
“I wasn’t expecting it. The players need to take a long, hard look at themselves, and so do I. We win and we lose together.” he added. “Ultimately it’s my job to make this team better, and in this moment in time, they are not. That’s on my shoulders. When we suffer disappointment, we need to make sure that we can recover. That’s what football’s all about – having courage, bravery, not letting your teammates down on the field.”