Sam Allardyce admitted to Sky Sports after the Newcastle Arsenal game tonight, that the 1-1 draw eased the pressure on his position at Newcastle United.
Sam Allardyce – a little disappointed Newcastle couldn’t win the game
Sam has been under intense pressure these last few weeks as Newcastle have taken just one point from the last 5 games before tonight’s excellent performance against the league leaders.
Allardyce rightly praised the commitment of his players, while expressing his obvious disappointment that his side could not get a second goal to clinch a famous victory.
Sam told Sky Sports after the game:
“I feel slightly unlucky that we have not won the game. In fact, I feel very unlucky that we haven’t won it because I feel we had the better chances to have won it,”
“After the last few results, we are obviously relieved to get a point on the board against the best team in the Premier League at the moment.”
“It takes the pressure off. We have lost the last two home games poorly. I have seen a performance and result today that has to carry on to performances and more and more results.”
Sam’s exactly right. This result will mean little if Newcastle cannot get all 3 points against Birmingham City at St. James’ Park on Saturday. But Newcastle matched the best side in the league right now, so there’s no doubt this team has both skill and character and a similar performance on Saturday is what is now required. That being the case we should be able to capture all 3 points, and start moving up the league again.
Things are looking a little rosier tonight in the Newcastle garden, and we trust Sam will sleep a lot better tonight. 😀