My tribe

Sunderland boss Keane haunted by career low points

Sunderland boss Roy Keane admits he will be haunted for the rest of his life by the low points in his footballing career.

The 36-year-old suffered few disasters during his distinguished playing days, but added another entry to his list of football nightmares last weekend when his side were trounced 7-1 at Everton.

Keane, who will lead his side into a real six-pointer against Premier League basement boys Derby on Saturday, said: "You get flashbacks all the time.

"I look back on my career and probably there were five or six major setbacks I had, and not a day goes by when they do not come back into my head.

"That will happen until the day I die - and last weekend is certainly one of them, and rightly so.

"It is always the setbacks you remember, unfortunately, it is never the good times."

Keane was involved in a series of high-profile disappointments and incidents during his playing career, including his infamous bust-ups with Republic boss Mick McCarthy and Manchester City's Alf-Inge Haaland.

However, he smiled when asked about the particular memories which come flooding back.

He said: "Let's not go there and open a can of worms. I'd forgotten about them until you asked me.

"There were different setbacks - sendings-off, injuries, whatever, club situations, country situations - there would be five or six things that would always stick in your mind.

"You would hope to keep that list fairly short, but last weekend has added another one.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?