Phil Neville, the coach of Major League Soccer club, Inter Miami knows that there is fire on the mountain for him as his team recorded six straight defeats in the 2021 season.
Phil Neville who became the coach of the club earlier in 2021, was expected to return the team to winning ways when New England Revolution visited Inter Miami earlier today, July 22. Unfortunately for him, the trend of losing scandalously continued.
New England Revolution gave Phil Neville and his boys a spanking of the season by scoring five goals which the host could not respond to. After the game, the former Manchester United midfielder and former England female team’s coach said he knows the consequences of such a performance.
Despite the six straight defeats in the American League, the 44-year-old English tactician went on to reveal that he still feels the support of the club’s owners which include that of his former teammate David Beckham.
Phil Neville whose team is currently sitting bottom of the Eastern Conference said the performance of his team is putting him under pressure. If they continue with such a performance, Inter Miami might end up in the lower league.
Neville said: “I feel the owners’ full support, the concern is me. They don’t need to tell me their concerns.
“Our run puts me under pressure.”
Phil Neville left England’s women’s national team to join Inter Miami through the influence of Beckham on 18 January 2021. So far in his first season at the club, Inter Miami has managed to garner just eight points in 12 games.
Aside from that, in the club’s 6 games losing streak, the club has managed to score just a goal and conceded a whopping 13 goals.
“It is the lowest in terms of my feelings since I have come here. The manner we lost was unacceptable, it feels worse than that,” said Neville. “I can only apologize to the unbelievable supporters, it is them I feel for. They deserve better. I was not expecting it.
“Players need to take a long hard look at themselves and so do I. I will take full responsibility and ultimately it is my job to make this team better and that is on my shoulders.
“There are no excuses. We all have to look in the mirror, not just the players. The team does not have an I in it, it needs everyone pulling together. I am asking for a team that fights together, like a brotherhood. We have to start fighting for this football club.
“I’ve been in football long enough and I know the consequences – that’s no problem to me.”
Phil Neville is facing a hard time with his wife Julie
This is not the first time Phil Neville had to go through such a hard time in his life. He encountered a huge struggle when he tried to sell his house in Lancashire in April 2008.
He wanted to sell the house for £4 million but could not. He had to wait until May 2009 to sell it for as low as £2.6 million. During that period, he had Julie, his wife to support him.
Aside from that, Neville and Julie who have a son and a daughter, Harvey and Isabella had to help their daughter battle against cerebral palsy. The fight led him to support special care baby charity in the United Kingdom.
Hence, Julie is expected to be there for him as he tries to find a solution to the consistent defeats Inter Miami have been recording under his watch before he gets the dreaded sack letter from Beckham and his partners.