Chris Hughton’s first job at Newcastle United is to improve our defense, and it looked last Saturday he had done quite a good job since the defense looked quite comfortable for a change, throughout the game.
Chris Hughton – settled in very quickly at Newcastle
The Newcastle Assistant Manager Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œNothing is impossible in this game.â€
â€œThis is a very tough league. We can speak about Liverpoolâ€™s quality but there are many good teams in this league.â€
â€œWe can go there with the confidence to be able to build on this performance.â€ â€œYou can see from other teams who have gone there and got results that anything is possible.â€
â€œBut we know weâ€™ll have to put in a good performance to get something.â€
Hughton believes that a similar performance to the one last Saturday with Blackburn, where Newcastle dominated the game throughout, but still lost 1-0, suggests Newcastle can get something on Saturday. We certainly believe that is possible, even though Liverpool look in good form following their annihilation of West Ham last night by a score of 4-0, with the great Fernando Torres scoring a second successive hat-trick. 🙁
â€œWeâ€™ve got a lot of good things to build on from Saturday.â€
â€œThe big blow against Blackburn was that we didnâ€™t feel that we got what we deserved from the game.â€
â€œThat was certainly at least a draw or possibly the win.â€ â€œIf weâ€™d got a draw it gives you something to take from the game. So to lose the game in the fashion that we did was very disappointing.â€
â€œCertainly, though, as regards to the performance, there was nothing wrong with that.â€ â€œWe just need to build on that and we do have plenty to build on.â€ â€œI think the way to look at it for us is that had we not performed so well we would have felt worse.â€
â€œWhat we are able to do is pull out the good things from the performance.â€ â€œWe did that on Sunday and Monday and once the bad feeling about the result has gone you can look at the positives.â€ â€œWe have to keep the spirit that we showed and take it into the forthcoming games.â€
Good words again from Chris and so very true. Reflecting on his recent arrival at Newcastle United, Hughton added:
â€œIâ€™ve settled in very well but that is down to everybody at Newcastle United who has made me very welcome.â€
Chris really does seem to have settled in quickly at the club, and heâ€™s already right in tune with what needs to be done at Newcastle.
Certainly the performance last Saturday was an excellent display form the lads and we need a lot more of those in the final 10 games to stay alive in the Premier League.
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