Mark Tinkler on... Big Sam for England
By Chris Lappin (@Vandertodge)
I recently had the pressure to interview Former Leeds midfielder Mark Tinkler. Mark is a Sunderland fan and during the interview I asked about Sam Allardyce being linked with the England. Here is what Mark had to say -
“It’s great for Sam; he’s done a fantastic job for Sunderland.”
“He’s seems to be a fantastic motivator, he gets the best out of individuals and he brings them all together as a team.
I went to watch a couple of games last season and especially near the end of the season against Chelsea when we were 2-1 down at half time and we needed to win that game.
I was thinking Chelsea could get 4 or 5 here. Even though, we’d played really, really well in the first half and were unlucky to be 2-1 down.
When we came out the second half; we were on fire and won the game 3-2. We were fantastic that day, it says a lot for the manager to get that attitude and commitment out the players when you go a goal down after playing so well and should have really be a goal up.
Its full credit to Big Sam, he’s done a great job.”
“For me, why not give Big Sam a go like I said before he’s a fantastic motivator and he gets the best out of players.
We have a fantastic group of England players, maybe one or two just need a kick on the backside and be told some home truths. Not all of them just one or two of them who played at the Euros.”
“For me, it would be sad to lose him at Sunderland but I think he could be a good choice for the FA. So I would back him if he got the job.”
Interview Conducted on 12th July 2016
Listen to the Full Interview here -