Steve Harper thought Newcastle played well on Saturday but he was a little disappointed that the Magpies didn’t come back from the south coast with all 3 points.
Steve Harper – disappointed with just a single point
Steve Harper talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
â€œIt was a really good team performance against a big, strong and talented Portsmouth side.â€ â€œWe have not had a great record at Fratton Park. Itâ€™s a difficult place to go. We knew they like a long-range shot, and the lads did well putting their bodies on the line.â€
â€œIt was a good team performance, and it shows how far we have come to leave somewhere like this a little bit disappointed with a point.â€
â€œFrom a couple of months ago, itâ€™s now at the total opposite end of the spectrum. Itâ€™s a million miles away from where we were.â€ “Itâ€™s given us a lot of confidence going into the last four games.”
Saturday was different for Newcastle from last yearsâ€™ visit to Fratton Park when we were beaten 2-1.
“We lost 2-1 last year, and Matthew Taylor scored a cracker against us.” “This time I had one save off the deflection, otherwise it was just neat and tidy.”
“It was a really good team performance. You wouldnâ€™t say anybody was head and shoulders above anybody else, and nobody was far below par.” “To have everybody playing at a good level, week in, week out, is fantastic.”
Yes, we thought it was another good and professional performance from the lads, and they just didn’t have that luck necessary to capture all 3 points.
Steve Harper himself had another fine game, and he will be hard to dislodge next season by Shay Given, on this form.