Jonas Gutierrez talked to the press after last night’;s game and was one was one of the few senior stars that was prepared to explain the terrible and humiliating loss.
Jonas Gutierrez – unacceptable loss
The Argentine told the Evening Chronicle after the game:
“We need our fans more than ever now.” “We haven’t won for four games and now Saturday is the perfect chance to repay our supporters.”
“We must give them something back.” “If we play like we did against Scunthorpe we’ll win more than we lose.”
“We are supposed to be the team that came from the Premier League and are at the top of the Championship. We have to keep the ball more and take our chances.”
“If we don’t then other teams will punish us and take their chances when they get them.”
It seems that Newcastle just didn;’ take their first half chances and that first goal would have given them the confidence to settle down, but you would still expect these highly paid players to come out of last night;s game with more than a defeat.
It’s just so embarrassing and we wonder how many more humiliating losses lie in store for us this season?
The post-game stats did show that Newcastle dominated the game but that’s cold comfort when you lose.
“We tried very hard to get a result so this is disappointing.” “I think we did the right things and we had a lot of opportunities to score.”
“That’s how the game works – if you miss chances you end up losing matches.” “It’s difficult to take but in three days we have another match.”
“This is a game we have to win – there can be no excuses.” “That’s what we have to start thinking about straight away.”
“We played a good game because of the amount of opportunities and the possession we had. The defense didn’t have too many problems.”
“Scunthorpe seemed to have two opportunities and they scored them both.”
By the end of the game many Newcastle players looked completely gutted, and just like last Saturday at Forest, the Scunthorpe’s players celebrated wildly, with one of the biggest results in their 59-year Football League history.
“They were just desperate to take anything from the game.
“They were digging in at 1-1 and defending, they just wanted something and you could see that at the end by the way they celebrated.”
We cannot feel sorry for ourselves, and the lads have to regroup and come out against Doncaster Rovers as though they were up against Manchester United, and just play their socks off – if we do that surely we can register a much needed win.