Yesterday was always going to be a game where his temperament was likely to be called into play.
It needed his manager and captain, or another experienced head, to get in his ear all week and before the game to keep a lid on him and calm him down. I’m sure Silva and Sig know all about the rivalry in the north east but do they really understand it? The result was like watching an exciteable puppy prance around, on the highlights reel I saw anyway.
Maybe this is what is lacking at the moment, both managerially and squad-wise. With such a churn over a short space of time there doesn’t seem to be much leadership or backbone running through us at the moment.