Chris Hughton will be glad when the January transfer window is over, because it’s certainly a hectic time for clubs, and especially at Newcastle United this winter.
Chris Hughton – he’ll be glad when January is over
Chris talked about the transfer window today:
“Eventually we will be glad to get January out the way.” “It’s an inconvenience, there is plenty of speculation going on but we have to put up with it.”
“All you can do is get your team and tactics right and make sure the morale is good.” “And the morale is good here.”
“Morale is very good – one thing the players are aware is that there is speculation everywhere.” “We’re happy with the squad we have and we want to bring in two or three who can boost the squad.”
“The priority is to keep what we have because we are happy with the quality.” “At times when we have picked up injuries the strength of the squad has been tested, we’d like to come out with more players than we went in with.”
“It’s a busy period not just for us, for all clubs.” “We are seeing what is available.” “People are working hard to make sure it is done the right way.”
And Chris looked forward to the Newcastle game with West Ham tomorrow, where a win would certainly be more than uplifting to Newcastle fans, who finished last year down in the dumps a bit, after the team lost 2-1 at Wigan on Boxing Day, and then suffered a rather humiliating 5-1 defeat at St. James’ Park by Liverpool three days later.
The Liverpool hammering was completely unexpected, but our defense ion that game looked terrible and it could have been 10-1 if it were not for Shay Given, who had a world class display in the first half, but then suffered from depression after that game. You really cannot blame Shay too much, as he just wants to see Newcastle get a decent team together, just like the fans do.
Chris talked about the game tomorrow:
“It will be tough, they are on a good run, they have had some impressive results.” “And they have done it the way West Ham play traditionally, we can’t afford to underestimate.”
“We need to focus on our game – we are on the back of two defeats and we want to get back to winning ways.”
A win tomorrow will go some way to raising the depression that is Tyneside right now. A win tomorrow, a win on Wednesday night against Hull City, two good new players in next week, and things will be flying high for our game away toi Blackburn a week tomorrow – a game we can also win. 😀
First things first and we need a win tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!