Steven Taylor has talked about the home game against Manchester City on Monday evening.
Steven Taylor – has to cut out the mistakes at the back
Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:
“There is a bit of a siege mentality going on.”
“But we are all looking ahead to Man City and the chances to take all of the confidence we’ve built up into that game.”
“We are long overdue a home win in this one.”
Taylor is banking on another solid display that was evident in Newcastle’s spirited comeback at Goodison Park two weeks ago, in the second half, after conceding two poor goals in the first 35 minutes of that game.
“We showed the fighting spirit at Everton and now we want to see more of it.” “We pulled it round when it looked all over.”“If we can take the good things from our second-half performance at Goodison, keeping the ball and working hard, we have a good chance.”
“The spirit in the dressing room is much better.” “The lads had been feeling a bit sorry for themselves. But it has been fantastic since Joe Kinnear came in – he has lifted us all.”
“To be honest, we were actually disappointed after Everton that we didn’t win the game.” “That shows how much progress has been made.”
“We needed to stop the rot.” “Hopefully we can carry this into the Man City game.” “It certainly gives the lads confidence.”
What we need from Steven Taylor on Monday night is another solid performance that he put in at Everton and was our Man Of The Match. Steven needs to cut out the mistakes and form a solid understanding with Argentine Fabricio Coloccini. That assumes that Joe will have Steven and Fabricio playing in central defense on Monday of course.
We’ve conceded far too many soft goals this season through the middle of our defense, and if Steven and Fabricio can tighten that up, we will have a very good chance to get all 3 points on Monday night, even with captain Michael Owen missing.
But it all has to start at the back and with Guthrie, Duff and N’Zogbia continuing to show some good form in front of them, we have to be in with a fighting chance of victory.