Newcastle United Cameroon midfielder Geremi has admitted it was difficult to know how to feel after only taking a point from the match at Hull.
Geremi – we can get points against Arsenal and Chelsea
Although the point meant Newcastle moved up a place in the table, we are still joint 3rd bottom, and our decent goal difference could yet prove a savior.
“A point is both good and bad. I think from the performance we deserved more. But we have to take the point because at this stage we need what points we can get.”
“And the point we have got has been made to look even better because of the other results on the day. After the game, seeing those results, there was a good feeling in the dressing room because of what other teams have done.”
“We are happy, but the most important thing is the performance. If you look at the last few matches our performances have been better, particularly the Man United one even though we didn’t get the result.”
“After coming from behind to get a point we have to be happy. We don’t think we should be looking at this result negatively because it was a good performance.”
“Unfortunately, we didn’t really have the chances to score a second goal, but to get a point is good for us. That was really important because we can now really think about climbing the table.”
It wasn’t a good performance on Saturday, it was average at best, and we shouldn’t be looking at the performances these days – just the results.
We were great against Manchester United and got nothing from the game – so we mustn’t get carried away with performances that get us nothing – not in the relegation mess we are in. And especially in the game that follows, against mediocre opposition, we slip back to complete mediocrity once again.
But Geremi seems convinced that, having come so close to pulling off a shock against Manchester United – which Liverpool did in the next game – Newcastle can get something from the two games against Arsenal and Chelsea.
“I don’t think the fans are now expecting defeats against Chelsea and Arsenal.”
“They have seen some nice performances from us and I really think that they are looking at those games expecting us to get something, especially when we are at home.”
“If we play like we did against Man United and the fans are all behind us, giving us a big lift, we have a good chance. We need the fans and they know it.”
The problem we have facing Arsenal and Chelsea in our next two games, is that both teams are unfortunately for us, playing their best football of the season.
Arsenal are coming on strong now, and Aston Villa are faltering badly, and it looks certain that the London side will now finish in the top four once again.
And there’s a certain Gus Hiddink at Chelsea, who is transforming that side in to a football machine. In the 7 games he’s been in charge, the side has won 6 and drawn one, and they have clean sheets in 5 of those game – not too bad a record.
One wonders how he would have fared at Newcastle, if he had taken over 7 games ago – we have a feeling we’d be nowhere near the relegation drop zone right now, if that had happened.
Just our luck to get these two when they are playing at their best.
But on the positive side, it looks like the lads play their best against the best opposition, so we still have a chance of getting some points in the next two games.
We expect the lads to play well in both the upcoming games, but we’ll be lucky to get a point from either game – and that’s the inconvenient truth.