The Newcastle players are back in training today at the Benton training grounds, and preparing for their next game in the Premier League – and that is a tough visit to Eastlands on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Hughton – we’ll put the Stoke loss behind us
And as Chris keeps stressing, the last game is over with, and all you can do is learn from what happened, and take that into the next game, and that’s what he will be telling the players all this week.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today about the trip to Eastlands :
“We will be going there with belief.” “All we are thinking about now is the next game, and we reassembled today.”
“The players have had a day off and now we will look to get over the disappointment of Stoke very quickly.” “At the moment we are playing a league that has a lot of different results.”
“And there are going to be shocks every week.” “That’s why we are going to Man City with that belief.”
As revealed by Jose Enrique yesterday, Hughton was more than a little angry after the game on Sunday, and it was because of the way the lads finished the game against Stoke, with Newcastle leading 1-0 with 75% of the game over – and at home – and we still managed to lose.
Newcastle were trying to kill the game with a second goal, but instead gave away two goals, and Chris talked about the game which ended up in another home defeat for the Magpies:
“That’s the disappointing thing.” “But we’re in a league where teams make life difficult.” “Stoke did not create their chances from open play.”
“They are good at set plays and they can cause problems from them – and they did.” “I was pleased because we had the bulk of possession, and with 25 minutes left we were probing – we just got done with set plays.”
Well at least the lads will now go all out and try to get all 3 points ta Eastlands to make up for the second successive home defeat against a team we expected to beat.
But with the way Newcastle have bounced back from adversity since Hughton has been in charge, we wouldn’t put it past them to get a great point against Roberto Mancini’s side, although it will be very difficult.