Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has talked today about what it’s like during games, being on the sidelines.
Chris Hughton – emotionally draining on the sidelines
It’s tough when you are the manager, because you are completely dependent on your players for what’s happening on the field of play, and there’s a certain stress that goes with that, of course
Chris Hughton said this morning:
“When you’re on the sidelines, you go through all of the emotions.”
“After a game you get quite emotionally drained, but these lads also get emotionally and physically drained. It’s a real hard stint they did, and they deserved it all.”
“To win was nice – it’s always nice – but it’s the players that have put in the 97 minutes.”
“There are a few sore bodies. They put in a lot of blocks, particularly late on, and they deserved it all.”
The game last night went for 7 minutes of added time, after Reading’s Bryn Gunnarsson took a whack to the face after 83 minutes, and the Icelandic defender needed significant treatment, before leaving the field on a stretcher.
But it was another fine performance from the Newcastle side, who captured their 10th away win, and 28th overall win this season in 43 games.
The players are on a high after promotion, and hopefully can finish the season by winning the last 3 games and end up with 104 points.
That would be just great.