Chris Hugthon is learning that’s it’s never going to be an easy job managing a club like Newcastle United.
Chris Hughton – defeat hard to take
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle:
“We have to learn very fast and wherever we go crowds will raise their game and crowds will raise their enthusiasm.”
“We have to rise above that.” “We lost because we conceded poor goals and didn’t put our chances away.”
Hughton looked like a man completely devastated by the terrible result at the final whistle last night, according to reports.
He has to know this may even damage his prospects of the full time job at the club, although we still expect him to be appointed by Mr. Clueless.
“It’s hard to take.” “It was a game we tried to be positive in and we did create chances throughout.”
“On another day they go in and you put a percentage of them away.” “If you don’t there’s a chance you are going to concede and we did concede poor goals.”
“And they came at bad moments for us.” “We were able to come back from the first one and at that stage I thought we’d go on and win the game, I really did.”
“We then got caught again and paid the price for it.” “It’s difficult to accept we haven’t got anything out of it.”
“This is a side that beat Sheffield United on Saturday and they (the Blades) are a hardened Championship team that most people would have considered promotion candidates at the start of the season.”
“Scunthorpe know how to play the game, albeit in a different way.” “You can only speak about the game itself and that was one we should have won.” “It shows how tough this league is.”
It’s good that we are creating the chances and it looks like we just haven’t taken them when they’ve presented themselves, over the last couple of games.
But it would be a lot worse if we were not creating them.
We just have to make sure we are more clinical on Saturday, and we may even have a fairly easy game – but an early Newcastle goal is what the lads need to calm the old nerves.
It will help with the tattered nerves of the fans also.