After last night’s win it’;s hardly surprising that Chris Hughton is not celebrating or over-reacting to last night;s great win against 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.
Chris Hughton – not celebrating yet
Chris talked after the game last night:
“There are no points targets. The only target is to win promotion and if there is a points tally that comes with it and other plaudits, then I will accept them gladly.”
Hughton will need to take a look at Andy Carroll’s ankle injury this morning, to see just how bad it is.
Andy had to leave the game shortly after half time last night, and Shola Ameobi came on in his place, and scored one and made one in an excellent come-back game for the Geordie lad.
But don’t expect Chris Hughton to get carried away with promotion, at least not until it’s absolutely certain, as Chris continued:
“There is no chance of us getting lulled into a false sense of security,” “I am confident of that because of the way they have handled themselves this season.”
“It is a very professional changing room that we have and they know that the moment we start to believe we have won we will get taken down a peg or two again.”
Of course Chris is absolutely right in what he says, but ,maybe just a little celebrating because there’s no way Newcastle will not now get promoted.
But Chris wants to keep the professionalism going, and it will stand the lads in good stead for next season, if they can go about the final 7 games in the most professional way.
After all we need to also end up above West Brom as the Champions of the division.
Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies was very magnanimous after the game, although his young team gave everything they had, and it must auger well for their future success.
After the game Billy said:
“I’d like to wish them all the best in their challenge in the Premier League,” “We’d like to congratulate them because they have been very worthy winners of the league.”
“They’ve shown a grittiness and experience that has helped them to ground out results when they’re not playing well.”
“I’ve heard all season that they’ve not been playing well but they’re winning – and that is down to experience.”
Good words from Billy Davies, after a heart breaking defeat for his Forest side last night.
The Newcastle lads have done just great this season, but we’d also like to see them go after winning every single game left this season, after all that’s still what they get paid to do.
Howay The Lads!!