Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez came on as a second half substitute on Saturday, but for the second time in a row Newcastle ended up being defeated.
Ignacio “Nacho” Gonzalez – we played better in second half
But Nacho has come out today with some much needed optimism, and insists it won’t be long before his new team gets back to its winning ways.
Gonzalez was signed on a season-long loan from Valencia, on the last day of the transfer window, and came on late in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park, but has looked more than a decent player in his two appearances so far for the Tyneside club.
The midfielder, 26, had made his debut in the terrible home loss to Hull, and is still trying to get match fit.
Gonzalez said today:
“It’s disappointing for us. Everything that went wrong in the first half cost us so dearly, but in the second half we played much better.”
“The team showed some spirit in the second half, and we had some chances which could have altered the game.”
“If we can play like that for the full 90 minutes, we have a great chance of winning some matches.”
Once Michael Owen scored his great goal on Saturday, Newcastle came to life and started to play with mission, skill and enthusiasm, and a second goal then would have turned the game.
But they had no luck at all, but it showed Newcastle fans the lads can play much better than they’ve been doing these last two games.
It’s good to hear some optimism from somebody in the team, and even better when it’s one of the new boys.
We still live in hope – for the club and the team.