We noticed that after Newcastle went 1-0 down just before half time with an unfortunate penalty conceded, they came out in that second half with all guns blazing.
Tim Krul – another solid game from the Newcastle goalkeeper
And it wasn’t long until Demba Ba equalized after 48 minutes, and got his 5th goal in just three games for Newcastle.
And it turns out that Alan Pardew gave another inspirational team talk at half time, according to in-form goalkeeper Tim Krul, who made a great double save in injury time to preserve the point, and again looked a very good goalkeeper in the Newcastle nets.
This is what Tim Krul said after the game yesterday:
“The manager just said to us at half-time ‘show what you are about’. He told us the game was there to be won but we had to start believing it,”
“He wanted us scoring early in the second half and that happened perfectly. He really fired us up at half-time. We were going downhill in the second half and he wanted us to show how good we are.”
“We showed it on the pitch, played some great football today and we can be really pleased with our performance. We are more than pleased with a point.”
“It was a great draw. Tottenham have got a great squad of great players and we showed again today how good a team we are,” “We’ve got players on the bench who can change games.”
“That’s been different before. Now, we can bring guys like Ben Arfa and Shola on, and even Santon getting his first minutes. There were also a few other very good players on the bench. That is great.”
“We came through the test very well. It just shows you we don’t have to be scared. I’ve said it before and it just proves that we don’t have to be scared of anybody.”
That’s a good point that Tim makes about the bench, and indeed Newcastle now have a very strong bench, with some good players not even making the game squad of 18. But as long as Alan Pardew can keep the players happy, Newcastle look to be a good side this season.
The game yesterday showed that even when you don’t start you can impact the game big time, as Shola Ameobi did yesterday with his tremendous goal and energetic play, and after all, there’s only 11 players can start a game.
If Newcastle can keep taking it one just game at a time, and not get carried away with their surprise success, they could all shock us this season.
That’s what we are hoping for. 😀