Chris Hughton takes his side into a crucial league game tonight against Cardiff City.
Chris Hughton – mental toughness will do it
But Chris has done well in the recently closed transfer window to bring in six new players – four of which were signed and look bargain buys as far as we can see. It was a pleasant surprise to us and to most Newcastle fans.
We’re not used to the club getting the job done since Mike Ashley came in, and weren’t used to it before that either! 😀
Newcastle has now the strongest squad in the Championship right now, and since we are already top of the league, we should be able to get promotion this year – but hey, this is Newcastle.
And you never know with the Tyneside club – we should never have been relegated with the squad we had last season – but we were.
And there’s no doubt mental toughness is what will get the lads promoted this year – so we’ll see if they’ve got enough of that – starting tonight.
Chris Hughton said today:
“I do believe we can handle the pressure and that can only be based on what I see here,” “We’re in a position we’ve not experienced before in this league.”
“There’s pressure at the top and it’s something we’ve had to cope with each week for the whole season.”
“There’s no doubt Newcastle going anywhere is arguably the biggest draw in this division.” “I can only say from what I see that we’re able to cope with that.”
“I feel that because of the way we’ve handled the season so far, going to tough places and getting results. We’re still top with a game in hand of both Forest and West Brom.”
“The same characteristics of what’s got us so far are the same ones we’re going to need to maintain it.”
There are rumors that Jonas Gutierrez will miss out tonight with injury – id that’s true it’s a pity because it probably means Chris will play a central midfielder on one of the wings – and that has never worked – not so far anyway.
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