The only thing the Newcastle team can do this week, after the way the game went on Saturday against Chelsea, is to keep their heads up, and just get on with it.
Cabaye tussles with Ramires on Saturday
We only ended up with one point from the last three games after all, but Newcastle were so unlucky on Saturday and also unlucky at the Etihad stadium a couple of weeks ago.
Our boys can hold their heads up high for the way the have performed over the last three very tough games – we’re proud of them.
And we still have some top players in the side of course, so it’s not exactly all doom and gloom.
And one of our top players is French International Yohan Cabaye, who has talked about the game today with the local press:
“It was a cruel game. In the second half we had control of the game. We hit the crossbar twice in that period and Petr Cech had to make some saves, so it is difficult to take.”
“We have to recover very quickly for the next game. We have to focus on the Norwich game, where we have to win. We want to win that one and we will work very hard during the week to do so. We have to be ready for that game.”
“It was a big blow to lose both centre-halves. The worst thing to happen was losing those two,” “They are very important players for us. They have a very special partnership going and I feel for Steven Taylor.”
“It’s a bad thing what happened to him and he needs to be very strong to get back as soon as possible.” “This is football, we have had the same defence all season, but Perch is a good defender. “
“I hope Colo is not out for too long. Cheick could be back soon too, I hope so. He is such a good midfielder and he is treatment and could be available.” “We miss him and we need players like him back, even though Danny Guthrie has been playing well.”
“For us a good season would be stay roughly where we are and to get in to Europe,” “It would be a real step forward if we got in to European competition and it doesn’t matter if we are in the Europa League or the Champions League.”
“It would be great for the club. The fans want to see us back in Europe and so do we. That is the aim.”
Good words from Yohan Cabaye, and there may even be some good news this week, if we can get Cheick Tiote back on Saturday.
And maybe we’ll find out that the news on Fabricio is that he’s not too badly injured at all.
Alan Pardew is hoping Colo has just a thigh strain and that it’s not a tear, which is more serious, and we should hear just how bad it is, or good it is – some time today.
Young Danny Guthrie put in another very good shift for the side on Saturday, and he’s finished second in the voting for our Man of the Match with 7% of the vote.
He’s second only to the magnificent Tim Krul, who got a whopping 79% for his fantastic saves, and for the second week running was our Man of the Match.
Who would have thought the Dutch International would be so improved this season?
Even though the next few games will now be very difficult, it’s still got to be upward and onward for Newcastle, and at least the lads will fight like crazy to get those points, and we cannot ask for more than that.
Howay The Lads!!