We’ve come to realize that Chris Hughton is a bit of a perfectionist, so he would have been delighted with Newcastle’s 30th win of the season at QPR today.
Chris Hughton – delighted with the win
Hughton talked to Newcastle United TV after the game today:
“It was a nice way to end the season and we always said we wanted to win the game.”
“It wasn’t essential that we won bearing in mind we’ve already won the league, so I was delighted with the way the lads applied themselves and showed a real desire to win.”
“I could see at half-time when it was still goalless how much the lads wanted it and that was very pleasing.”
“The points total is a tremendous achievement and to get that one last target is how we wanted to finish.”
“It was important as well to give it our best shot for the fans who again came in their thousands and were magnificent.”
Chris always thanks the fans after almost every game, and he doesn’t seem to take anything for granted at the Newcastle club – and that’s got to be good.
One of the most important things that Chris has achieved this season, with the help of Colin Calderwood of course, whom we mustn’t forget, is to make the squad very professional. That’s so very different from last season.
The players never under-estimate any team, wherever they are in the league, and the lads want to win every game, and surely that will stand the club in very good stead for next season, back in the Premiership.
We are hoping next season will turn out to be a better one than we think, but our hopes will be very basic.
To stay in the Premiership and try to attain somewhere near mid-table – that will be success enough for the Magpies next season.
How do you think Newcastle will do next season in the PL?