Steve Bruce says he’s “happy” with a point against West Ham in the end, saying few teams have come back twice and shown the resilience we did today since football returned from lockdown.
One thing he’s not happy about is the constant takeover talk, however, with him giving an agitated response to reporters when asked about the ongoing saga – saying he’s “bored and fed up” of it all now.
Here is what he has to say about today’s 2-2 draw, followed by his frustrated response to takeover talk:
“I was happy with the result after going behind twice. Not many teams after lockdown have come back from behind twice. The response was good, it has pleased me, probably this a fair result.”
“They’ve shown their resilience. I think that’s ten goals in four games which is pleasing. Unfortunately we’ve gifted them the first one and they scored from a set-piece which is disappointing.”
The continuous takeover rhetoric is clearly starting to get to Bruce, with this being his response to questions about a potential Saudi buyout FIFTEEN weeks on from the news first breaking:
“I am asked this every press conference.
“I am bored and fed up of answering it!
“Can we move on?”
Bruce has repeatedly been asked for an update on our proposed Saudi takeover, even admitting that he is in the dark about the sale of the club a few weeks ago.
As for the game itself, a draw was a fair result on the whole.
West Ham will be kicking themselves after throwing away the lead twice and we can’t argue with a point after poor defensive errors cost us for both goals.
We could have easily had a penalty on the first-half when Shelvey’s shot was blocked by Angelo Ogbonna hand in the area – how has VAR not picked up on that? – but, as Bruce says, we showed character and quality to come back twice with two nice goals.
A missed chance to move into the top 10, but another decent attacking display.