Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan was delighted with the display of the Newcastle team against Aston Villa on Saturday, but he is certainly not getting carried away by the result.
Kevin Nolan – captain pleased with positive effort of players
Kevin told the Evening Chronicle:
“Obviously we have to remember we gave them a sloppy penalty, and they didn’t put it in.” “We punished them for it. It was a bit similar to Monday night.”
“Andy Carroll had that big chance, and didn’t put it away, and Manchester United punished it.” “In the Premier League, those goals give you something to hang on to.”
“I thought we were positive from start to finish, and we worked them really well.” “We stuck together, and got the goals we deserved.” “We created a lot more chances, which was pleasing, but you’re still a bit in a dream world after that.”
And of course as Joey Barton pointed out following the game, one swallow doesn’t make a summer, and Newcastle are still expected to fight against relegation this season.
And indeed the betting people still have Newcastle as one of the favorites to make an instant return to the Championship, but don’t tell that to Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan, who added:
“Everyone’s been saying we’re going to struggle, and I think we’ve proved a lot of people wrong.” “This is our fortress – it was last year – and we’ve spoken a lot about it this year.”
“Hopefully, we can continue that run for as long as possible. That can go a long way to keeping us up.” “I don’t think it’s a message to anybody, because we’ve got nothing to prove to anyone else, but we’ve got a lot to prove to each other and ourselves.”
“We’ve always talked about what we wanted to do, and our aims, and we never got away from that.” “Last year was about getting into this league, and this year is about remaining in this league.”
“We’re not going to get carried away with this result and think we’re going to challenge Man United.” “We’re going to enjoy this fantastic win, but we’ve got games on Wednesday and Saturday.”
“What’s happened is great for the fans – they deserved something like that – and hopefully it’ll bring a few more in.” “They were brilliant for us, and I’m absolutely delighted for them.”
“We’re going to need them this season, and, hopefully, when we do go through a few sticky patches, that’s when they’ll come into their own.” “They were brilliant – they drove the lads along for the second half.”
After the game it was a little disappointing to see that just over 43000 fans had turned up at the game, and room for 9.000 more in the ground.
But a 6-0 result and the way the lads performed will help to fill the St. James’ Park stadium in future games, and we can only hope the loyal Newcastle fans will back their side big time in this crucial season for the club.
For the first time ina a long time, the Newcastle club seems settled and stable, under the astute management of Chris Hughton.