Joey Barton and Andy Carroll, who together scored four of Newcastle’s six goals today against Aston Villa this afternoon, talked after the game.
Joey Barton – after scoring Newcastle’s first goal today
Joey had another good game for Newcastle today and scored the best goal of the afternoon as he rifled a 27 yard thunderbolt past American goalkeeper Brad Friedel to put Newcastle one up.
Joey said after the game:
“We weren’t too bothered about Monday – a lot of teams will get beaten by more than we did at Manchester United.”
“It was important to make a statement today and now we want to carry the momentum forward.”
“One swallow doesn’t make a summer but we’ve got to put in the same kind of shift in our next game at Wolves.”
On his goal, the former Manchester City midfielder, who was in excellent form in pre-season and played so well today, added:
“I thought I would chance my arm and it took a dip at the last minute.” “But three points is the important thing. We want to stabilise this club in the Premier League and we have given Villa a game today.”
Now the very good news – Joey will shave off that awful mustache – pronto – thank goodness for small mercies.
And local lad Andy Carroll put in a wonderful performance of leading the line for the Newcastle side this afternoon, and scored his first ever hat-trick for his home town club.
Carroll was delighted to claim his hat-trick and help the Newcastle side to their first win of the season, and he also talked after the game:
“It’s a great feeling. The lads worked hard and we deserved the win,”
Carroll was watched today by Magpies legend Alan Shearer, who was seen this afternoon in the stands celebrating the Newcastle goals with his young son, just like any other Newcastle fan.
Andy was asked about what it means to be the latest player to wear the famous number 9 shirt, and the 21 year-old striker added:
“Obviously people say there is extra responsibility but I enjoy playing football whatever number it is.”
A surprising, but excellent display from the Newcastle side today and manager Chris Hughton certainly has an awful lot of positives to take out of this game.
But it’s just one game after all, and we’re sure that Chris will have the lads ready for the next game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon, 3:00 pm KO, and we need to pick up more points in that game, which will not be easy.