Chris Hughton has told Sky Sports News he thinks Newcastle will now do much better now they have got that good win against Fulham last Saturday under their belts.
Chris Hughton – confident Newcastle will now do well
Of course last Saturday’s game was a watershed event because it was Newcastle’s very first win in 14 league games and the first win in Kevin Keegan’s second stint as manager at the club.
With the win Newcastle went 9 points clear of Fulham with just 7 games to go and put themselves into a much safer position although the team is not out of the woods yet.
Chris talked to Sky Sports news yesterday:
“Certainly it becomes a habit, winning and not winning,” “I think what you want to be able to do is to build up a head of steam, and take the amount of confidence you can get from one win.
“I think that’s the stage we’ve reached at the moment and I’m very, very confident that we can go on from there.”
Chris Hughton arrived from Tottenham a few weeks ago and of course the Magpies next game is at White Hart Lane and so it will be an emotional return to a club where Chris spent 27 years as both a player and coach.
“Of course it was difficult once you have spent so many years at a club,”
“It is always a wrench to leave but, I think from my point, the most important thing was that I stayed positive and looked for a new challenge.”
The thing we like about Chris, apart from the fact he’s a good coach, is that he’s very enthusiastic and that shows itself on the sidelines. We think he will work well with Kevin Keegan and comments from him since he arrived suggest he really likes it at Newcastle.
Maybe it’s that fanatical 52,000 Geordie crowd at all our home games that may have something to do with that. 😀