Newcastle United interim manager Joe Kinnear is disappointed, after Newcastle were beaten for the first time in 28 years at Sunderland.
Joe Kinnear – we have to beat WBA on Tuesday
It was fittingly won by a tremendous goal from Kieran Richardson who rocketed in a free-kick after 75 minutes, to win the game for the Black Cats.
Joe Kinnear talked after the game:
“There wasn’t much between the two teams.” “They shaded it, just with a magnificent strike really” “But generally we did very well.“We kept the ball well, we passed the ball well we created opportunities. Admittedly we were chasing the game, but we had them on the rack.”
“I’m disappointed obviously and so is everyone else in the dressing room.” “This is one game I really knew I couldn’t afford to lose.”
“But I will have to pick myself up and the players because now we have a massive game in midweek against West Brom.”
“”It’s a must win situation for us on Tuesday night because nobody likes the position that we are in at the moment.”
We’re a little lucky in that the team has a chance to make up for the terrible disappointment of the Geordie fans today on Tuesday night against West Brom.
WBA were well beaten 3-0 at home today, so they will also be trying to get back on track, but we expect Joe to make some changes and send out a strong side at St. James Park on Tuesday night – with the mission to capture all 3 points.
If we can do that, it will lift the hurt of today’s game a little bit, and give us 9 points from 10 games, which is a little but more respectable, but nowhere near where we should be.