Newcastle Hero Steven Taylor is clear what needs to be done against Birmingham City tomorrow, to secure the 3 points we desperately need.
Steve Taylor – just after scoring on Wednesday night – he looks happy
Newcastle have been guilty in the past of playing great against the good teams and poorly against the weaker teams. Itâ€™s been no different this season and we have a chance to fix that tomorrow.
We have to be clear that anything other than a win tomorrow, will not be a good result for us. Of course the last time Birmingham were at St. James Park we got taken apart 5-1 in the FA Cup 3rd round replay. It was just a terrible performance so we hope the lads remember that game.
Letâ€™s see what Steven has been saying about the game.
â€œI got sent off against Birmingham in the FA Cup up here last season and everything that could go wrong did go wrong that night.â€ â€œWe had done the hard work at St Andrews, only to concede a late equalizer.â€
â€œIt was a real kick in the teeth, not just for us, but for our fans who were hoping for a run in the FA Cup.â€ â€œThe replay was one of the low points of my career, and I would love to put things straight tomorrow by helping us take all three points.â€
Our result and performance against Arsenal on Wednesday night has lifted the doom and gloom from the City of Newcastle. But we have to concentrate on every single game and not carried away, or too depressed, about any single performance. A good solid workman-like performance, and a win, is what we need tomorrow to keep the mood high.
â€œWe were fantastic against Arsenal, and I felt we deserved to win it.â€ â€œBut that will not count for anything unless we perform against Birmingham.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve got to forget about the Arsenal game, and concentrate on getting a win.â€ â€œItâ€™s been a while since weâ€™ve had one, and we need some points on the board.â€
â€œWe have to improve, and not just at St Jamesâ€™s Park. We have to improve our away performances.â€ â€œLike last year, they havenâ€™t been as good as we would like them to be.â€ â€œWeâ€™re struggling at the moment, and the sooner we can improve on that, the better.â€
It will be another full house tomorrow at St. James’ Park, and let’s hope we can maintain the good form we showed on Wednesday. That would be a minimum requirement.
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