Heckingbottom: “The players know they are playing for everything”

Sheffield United caretaker manager Paul Heckingbottom said his side remains “hungry” despite the Blades heading inevitably towards relegation.

The Blades could have their relegation confirmed imminently after falling 18 points behind with only 21 left to play for.

Their fate has been almost set in stone for what seems like the majority of the season, haven fallen massively behind the pack at the start of the campaign.

But, they continue to plug away as they look to give their suffering fans some joy before the season comes to a close. Some would probably have gotten more joy from sites like www.pokerappguide.com than watching their side this year, to be fair.

Sunday’s hefty loss to Arsenal at Brammall Lane saw Sheff Utd outclassed in virtually every possible department, and ultimately led to a 3-0 win for the Gunners.

Caretaker manager Heckingbottom believed their latest defeat showed the “fine margins” that have put the club in the position they are in.

He said to BT Sport: “It shows how fine the margins are. I didn’t think we had enough control in the first half.

“But we conceded a really poor goal which took the game away from us. A key moment.

“I thought Arsenal played through our press well in the first half.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. Seven more games and we won’t be given anything. The players know they are playing for everything.”

 

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