Chris Hughton has come out today and given a good interview to the Sunday Sun, and while he’s quite happy with the Newcastle start so far, he says the hard work hasn’t even started yet.
Chris Hughton – hard work hasn’t even started yet
Chris talked to the Sunday Sun today:
“I have to say I’m pleased with the start so far and, while I don’t want to get carried away, it’s been very encouraging for us,” “We should really be sitting here on six points. The results have been good and in truth I feel the performance really warranted more than we got against Wolves.”
“I think it is not just the fact that we’ve got points on the board, but it is our attitude in those first four games that has really pleased me.” “We’ve worked hard and carried on where we left off last season.”
“The 6-0 game was fantastic, but I look at other things as well. We went to Old Trafford and lost 3-0 but there were positives to take from that game.” “We had a really big chance before they scored and if that had gone in, it could have been so different.”
“Having said that, I’m wary of talking the team up too much. The hard work hasn’t even begun for us yet really.” “There’s still a long way to go and there will be a period of the season where results start to go against us, and it will be about how we manage to get through that.”
Newcastle are currently 8th in the table and with 3 points against Blackpool next Saturday, Newcastle should be able to climb even higher in the PL table.
But it’s early days yet, and it’s hard to see any trends in the league table, and the other two promotion side, WBA and Blackpool, have done almost as well as Newcastle so far.
“At the moment we’ve got as many points as Blackpool and only one more than West Brom so we can’t claim we’re doing that much better than the other promoted sides,”
“I’m pleased – really pleased – but we shouldn’t get carried away by it just yet.”
We’ll have a better idea in a month or two as to what type of season Newcastle may have, but if we can avoid a relegation battle, that would be just great.