David Artell says his Crewe Alexandra side should not be feeling any pressure at the top of the League Two table. The Railwaymen went top of a highly competitive division with an impressive 4-2 win over Carlisle United on Saturday and Artell says his players should be relishing the position we find ourselves in after the opening two months of the season.
The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “I don’t feel pressure and neither should the players. Pressure is for two things, tyres and balloons. There shouldn’t be any pressure in playing football should there?
“When you are a doctor and a young six-year-old has been knocked over and you have mum and dad crying in the room and it is up to you to save them then that’s pressure. That’s real pressure, not having to play football.
“There should be no pressure, especially when you are at the top of the league. There is more pressure when you are at the bottom let me tell you. Ask Jim Bentley if he is under pressure at the moment because he has the future of that Football Club in his hands and they are relying on his ability to turn it around again and get wins.
“We all want to win and be successful but I don’t think we look like a team under pressure. In fact I would say we are playing with great freedom and belief and with a large dose of hard work.”