Souness: I'm never happy

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Graeme Souness has warned his Newcastle team that he will never be satisfied with the way they play - taking a leaf out of legendary Liverpool boss Bob Paisley's book

Souness' Newcastle have finally started displaying good form - and a 3-1 win against Olympiakos in Greece has raised hopes of Uefa Cup glory.

But the former Blackburn boss insists that his search for perfection will never end.

"I'm never happy," insisted Souness. "I don't think you ever can be in football.

"Of course there were things in Athens which pleased me this week - I thought we were disciplined and defended well.

"But I'm one of those people who can never rest on what happens yesterday and I don't think you can ever be entirely happy with your team.

"When I was at Liverpool, Tom Saunders was there.

"He had been right-hand man to Kenny Dalglish, Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley. He was someone you could lean on.

"Bob used to stand at the window and look on to the training ground. We had to run past and we were aware of him watching us.

"Tom told me that even when we were winning European Cups, Bob wasn't happy.

"He was always thinking, 'He's not good enough, we can get someone better than him'. And that was when we would win the title every year.

"Of course, it's great that we're winning games. I'm 52 and I still think that my best years in football are ahead of me.

"And I say that having had some great moments in the game. That's the way I approach it."

Meanwhile, defender Stephen Carr has expressed his desire to put one over former club Tottenham on Sunday.

"Martin Jol's getting the best out of his players down there," said Carr.

"They're well organised but we're at home, on a good run and can't wait for the game.

"We beat Chelsea and Liverpool here so there's no reason we can't beat Spurs."