Sam Allardyce is convinced that if Newcastle can show both the spirit and mentality they showed against Arsenal and Chelsea recently, they can still go on and pick up quite a few points, in their upcoming tough fixture list.
Sam Allardyce – team needs strong spirit and mental strength
After throwing 5 points away against Derby and Wigan recently, Newcastle will need to start picking points up quickly if we are to stay in touch with 6th position, which still has to be the goal this season.Â But we are now 10 points adrift of Aston Villa, who are currently in 6th place, but we do have a game in hand.
Sam said today:
“If we have spirit and performance like we showed against Arsenal and Chelsea in the run we have then we will be okay.â€
“If we get that mentality and performance we will get some results to make up the points we have let slip against the Wigan’s and Derbys.â€
“We need big performances against the Big Four to get those points back. Going into this period they are very difficult fixtures but we can get something out of them by looking at our performances against Arsenal and Chelsea.â€
“At Chelsea, but for the assistant referee, we should have had a draw. We edged it against Arsenal, got a draw and probably should have won it but didn’t.”
The frustrating thing about Newcastle is we know they have these fighting good performances in them, but they don’t always show it. And that’s both Sam’s problem and challenge. To bring the best out of the team in every game and therefore get to a higher level of consistency.
Whether we can do that tonight is anybody’s guess, but we need to start showing this grit sooner rather than later.
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