There’s not too much Alan pardew can do with last night’s loss but to take the positives out of it, and there were quite a few.
Ben Arfa after scoring great opportunist goal
It was a terrible way to lose a point to have Arsenal equalize in the 95th minute of the game with Danny Simpson injured and Newcastle effectively down to 10 men.
But that’s what happened and it’s dead and gone now – unfortunately.
Alan Pardew took the positives out of the game:
“We had some really good performances against a top team and we have to take that forward – we can’t let it hurt us,” “Our game plan tonight nearly got us a point, but not quite.
“Last minute goals are painful and it will probably take until Thursday to get it out of our system, but then we’ve got to focus and we’ve got to go and win a game. It is very important that we win on Sunday in front of our own fans.”
“Our fans will have watched this game, be it on television or here, and will have seen the honesty we put in. But we are going to need their help on Sunday. I really hope they turn up and roar us home, because we are going to need help.”
It’s going to be a big game now on Sunday afternoon, and Newcastle haven’t had a win in their last four games and have two defeats in London at Tottenham and Arsenal.
It’s not that we really expected to get much out of those games, but we should have got more than a couple of points out of the home games against Wolves and Sunderland – two teams below Newcastle in the league.
But the lads must play at their best against Norwich, and we must be able to get the win on Sunday, and then things will look a lot better than they did at the end of the game last night.
Last night was really hard to take.