David Artell has told the club’s official website that his players can use the form of Liverpool this season or Leicester City’s FA Premier League win of 2016 as the perfect example of players getting on with their jobs and not feeling any pressure.
Crewe are currently top of League Two and the boss wants his team to not only win promotion, but to go on and become the first title winners in the club’s history. The Alex boss appreciates it will be tough going with the likes of Swindon, Exeter, Plymouth and Cheltenham all vying for the same potential outcome but his objective is clear.
David told crewealex.net: “It is not luck to be where we are at this stage of the season. We are there on merit and the players have to take it in their stride and embrace the challenge.
“There is no pressure coming from me and I don’t think the players are feeling any pressure either, if they are then they know where I am. They simply have to come and knock on my door and have a chat and I will assure them there isn’t any.
“On Saturday, the pressure wasn’t on us. I knew which technical area I would prefer to be in. We were going top of the league and Stevenage are points adrift at the bottom of the Football League with games running out. That’s pressure.
“The aim is to stay where we are. People talk about pressure, the media perhaps build it up but honestly we don’t feel it.
“Take Leicester when they won the league. I doubt any of their players were in that position with 9 games to go but they didn’t buckle under pressure. They gave themselves a chance and just kept on doing what there were doing and won the league. They were good footballers, honest pros and just got on with their jobs.
“Liverpool haven’t won the league for 30 years or whatever it is but they have been magnificent this season. What they have done this season is tremendous but there are people out there wanting them to lose or saying that the league is boring or whatever.
Boss added: “Now we all want those ‘Augero’ moments in football but you also have to admire what they have done and the consistency they have shown. They have just got on with it and taken it one game at a time and that is what we have to do.”