Habib Beye feels for the Newcastle fans who every away game support their team on the road with zest and great spirit.The Senegal international has said the Newcastle players were desperate to improve on their poor away form in Berkshire.
Well, they didnâ€™t so perhaps for the next game, a short trip to Sunderland, they can do better.
A defeat at Sunderland would be completely unacceptable â€“ to say the very least.
Habib Beye – feels sorry for the traveling Newcastle fans
We are still well placed in the league but of course 3 points would have had us up there challenging for a top 4 position so the Reading game is a huge disappointment to everyone concerned at the the club.
Habibâ€™s first concern was for the traveling Newcastle fans as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI feel sorry for our fans.â€ â€œAs a team we wanted to win against Reading on the back of our home wins against Everton and Tottenham.â€
â€œIt was important at Reading but we have lost again and we have to work hard to make sure we make things better for everybody at home to Portsmouth.â€
Despite Reading not taking their chances and then Michael Duberry trying desperately to give Newcastle a point, we still couldnâ€™t wake up on Saturday afternoon. It was so depressing.
â€œWe got back in it but should have kept the score at 1-1.â€ â€œWe are all very disappointed because the possibility of a draw was alive for us.
â€œIt has been difficult for us but we must recover again.â€
Beye ended the game at Reading in the centre-back position following a tactical reshuffle after Newcastle had used all three substitutes.
But it was former Irish Premier League youngster Shane Long who came off the bench, with just 6 minutes remaining, to score within 10 seconds of taking to the field.
â€œIt was a long ball into the box and we didnâ€™t win the second ball, which meant Long was able to get his shot in.â€ â€œWe are all extremely disappointed and we now know we must improve on this.â€
â€œWe went to Reading wanting to get a good result, but sadly we havenâ€™t been able to get it.â€
Maybe itâ€™s good having Sunderland as the next away game, because it will be so special. By that time (2 weeks) perhaps Sam will be able to ram it into the team that they must win the game. Another away defeat at the Stadium of Light will bring so much negative criticism and gloom and doom on Tyneside â€“ it just isnâ€™t worth the Newcastle players losing.