The 1-0 win at the Emirates yesterday, is a win Chris Hughton will always remember, in his still fledgling career as a full time manager.
Chris Hughton – savors win for the Newcastle fans
And as usual Chris Hughton is only too ready to pay tribute to the Newcastle faithful, who were again at the game in full force in London.
This is what Chris Hughton, whose star is rising rapidly on Tyneside, said to the Evening Chronicle today:
“They come a long way every away game. You never forget what they give us, but some moments are a little bit more special than others.” “To come here and get a result, with what it means, is outstanding.”
“It’s very high up because of the quality of the team that we’re against – they’re an outstanding side.” “You know the possession they’re going to have, and it’s about restricting them to minimal chances, and we were able to do that. You get the goal, and you know it’s going to be backs against the wall.”
“You know they’re going to put pressure on you.” “It’s tough – you need players to put in a real shift, and not only the defense and the goalkeeper.” “You’ve got to work hard from the front, and the clean sheet is down to 11 players, and not only the back four, though I’m pleased for them.”
“If the lad they sent off hadn’t brought him down, Nile Ranger would have been through, and what an opportunity that would have been for him to score a goal at the Emirates, having come off the bench.”
Just how good Chris Hughton is as a manager we have no idea, but as we’ve said before what he’s done for Newcastle already is way past our wildest dreams.
And it’s so good to have a quiet gentleman fronting the Newcastle United club these days – it’s starting to make the club very popular these days – just like it was under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan.