RI­CARDO: SHOW ME QUAL­ITY

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

NEW Notts County manager Ri­cardo Moniz says he is not in­ter­ested in play­ers who talk the talk – only those who can walk the walk.

For­mer Ham­burg boss Moniz joined County on a three-year con­tract this week to re­place for­mer manager Shaun Derry, who was sacked in March.

The 50-year-old Dutch­man is a for­mer Tot­ten­ham skills coach and led Aus­trian side Red Bull Salzburg to the dou­ble in 2012.

He now has just five games re­main­ing to haul the Mag­pies to safety but be­lieves the real onus is on his play­ers.

“A trainer can only train, a coach can only coach, the play­ers must do it, they must use their spe­cific qual­i­ties and have the con­fi­dence to do that,” ex­plained Moniz.

“In the phi­los­o­phy, yes there must be a few changes, be­cause in the phi­los­o­phy you have to be ca­pa­ble of scor­ing chances.

“When you score goals you win, when you don’t score goals, you don’t win. You can have all the pos­si­bil­i­ties and nice words but it’s only about statis­tics and what a player brings – that’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween the top and av­er­age.”

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