Knudsen: Comments on Future Taken Wrong Way
Friday, 20th Apr 2018 13:15
Defender Jonas Knudsen says his recent comments which implied he might be forced to consider his Town future following manager Mick McCarthy’s exit were misunderstood.
Speaking after McCarthy had revealed he would be moving on at the end of the season but before his sudden departure after the Barnsley match, Knudsen said he would “need to think about my situation a bit more”, a comment which was taken to mean he might look to leave in the summer after three seasons at the club. He subsequently faced criticism from supporters and was among those given some stick from the terraces at Brentford two days later.
However, asked to clarify, the Danish international, who is contracted to the Blues for another season, Town having triggered an option for a further year, says that wasn’t what he meant.
"The fans have taken it the wrong way and I think the headline came out the wrong way,” the 25-year-old told The Sun's Oscar Paul. “If you read the story I just said that of course it makes a difference.
“Mick has been the manager for me ever since I came and maybe I was too honest but I want to be honest I don’t want to talk s**t.
“Everybody wants me to sign a new contract and I’ll be happy to but I’m just being honest about the situation.
“If they come and talk about a new contract I will talk about a new contract. But what if the next manager comes in and doesn’t like me and wants me out?
“I think it’s the best for everyone. I didn’t sign a new contract and we will see what happens. I said that I was hoping to sign a new contract if they come to me but I haven’t heard anything.
“I don’t know if I want to but I was not happy about the comments because I saw some from the fans and I think, hold on, I always show my passion towards the club.
“I also want to be totally honest about what Mick has done and I think he has been absolutely brilliant for the club and I think they are going to miss him because he’s such a good manager.
“Fair enough that some want them out but I just told my story about him. He picked me every time and maybe that makes a difference as to how I look at him and I think he’s been such a good manager for the club.
“But that’s football and I’ll crack on, I’ll do my job as well as I can and try to win every game because I’ve been very happy here. I’ve been happy to play and stay here.
“I was just honest about how I feel about the situation because sometimes you also have to say if you feel it was a little bit wrong."
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