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The clash with Ritchie has been resolved- Bruce confirmed

Fri 05 March 2021 | 13:10

Bruce confirmed that Ritchie had apologized to him for what he had said.

Newcastle United

boss Steve Bruce has confirmed the clash with Matt Ritchie, claiming the the problem has been resolved.

The Newcastle midfielder called his coach a coward

in training after Steve Bruce blamed Ritchie for his team's recent failure. The clash was on the verge of escalating, with Ritchie apologizing to his manager for what he had said, and Bruce now confirming that the two resolved the problem.

He told reporters:

“You’re dealing with 25 men, emotions run high, fiercely competitive – these things happen unfortunately, and unfortunately for us with Newcastle, of course it gets blown to all sort of proportions. Matty apologised, as far as we’re concerned and me personally, it’s over.”

Bruce then spoke about his team's condition and survival in the Premier League. He added:

“Do I feel like walking away? Definitely not. Not at all.

“More than ever, I’m 100 per cent committed to trying to get us out of the trouble we’re in. I think the players are too. I’ve got 100 per cent faith in them, and I think that remains vital to us.

“So, no, just because things get tough… I always knew things would be tough. Maybe it’s tougher than I thought, but I always knew it was going to be tough.

“It’s a tough gig this one, there’s no disputing that. But I’ll try my best, like I always do, to make sure that we’re OK.”

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