Chris Hughton has talked about the Leicester City game today, shortly before a very important home game against Cardiff City at St. James’ Park.
Chris Hughton – we just weren’t good enough
Newcastle have just one win in the last 5 league games, even though they are unbeaten in those games.
7 points from 5 games is not good enough for promotion.
And Chris Hughton has talked today about that frustrating Leicester City game:
“I think it’s the normal emotions that go with the game,” “At half-time and after every game you have to make decisions on the approach with the players.”
“Is it a game you could have got more from? Have you been unfortunate and that directs your emotions.”
“Leicester was a game where I felt we didn’t play well enough to win, although we put them under a lot of pressure in the last period. I just felt that individually we didn’t do well enough or play well enough.”
“You have your highs and lows in every season.”
“We’ve also realised that there are games where you play well and don’t get anything from and vice versa. I think it’s just normal. There are good performances.”
“We were on the back of a 2-0 win at Palace and I wanted to take that into the Leicester game and we didn’t do that.”
“I don’t have any concerns about our form because I know that form can change on a game by game basis.”
“It’s about the opposition, the team that you field, whether it’s very offensive team you’re putting out which can leave you a bit defensively vulnerable.”
“And sometimes vice versa. No, I don’t have any concerns about how we are playing.”
Those are all good words from Chris, but push comes to shove, and the team has to start producing, whether they are off-form or not.
We’ll have a good chance tonight to see if this team can indeed get us promoted this season.
With our poor form of late, doubts have entered into some Newcastle fans’ thoughts of late, but a good (great?) performance tonight can blow all that negativity away.
Howay The Lads!!
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