Dannie Guthrie was playing in his preferred position in central midfield on Saturday in the tough draw at Middlesbrough.
Danny Guthrie – Newcastle much more resilient this season
And Danny has come out today and talked about the game, and says that Newcastle this season are such a resilient team, who never know when they are beaten.
“It turned out to be a good point in the end for us with other results and that has been a feature of our season so far,”
“Even when we haven’t been at our best, we’ve managed to come away with something from the match and that’s why we are where we are in the table,”
“The Boro game does show once again the resilience we have in the squad. We’d have loved to have gone on to win the game after we equalized, but that might have been pushing it a bit.”
“The most important thing was not to lose.”
“We don’t know when we are beaten. That comes with confidence. We’ve only lost four league games this season.”
“When we conceded the second goal, it took the wind out of sails a bit, but we rally and go again.”
Of course the sign of a good side is when they don’t play well, they still manage to pick up something from the game – somehow.
Manchester United, as one example, have been doing that for decades, and a lot of that toughness is in the mind of the players, put there by the coaching staff.
And it’s true Newcastle have been outplayed in games before, but have usually got something out of those games.
Even in our four league defeats this season, the lads went all out towards the end of those games to try to rescue a point.
If we do get promoted we’ll need all of that fight and determination for the Premier league next season.