Cheick Tiote is the first player to come out and apologize to the travelling fans for yesterday’s performance at Wigan.
Don’t think – just get back in there and win that ball!
It’s history now, but Newcastle were hopeless in that first half but were much improved in the second half.
Papiss Cisse failed to score for the first time in seven games, but he hit the post twice and Ben Arfa had a couple of decent chances.
But Newcastle were blanked for the first time since the 5-0 disaster at White Hart Lane on 11th February, and most Newcastle fans felt yesterday the same way we did after that terrible hammering in London - completely shocked.
Cheick has apologized to the travelling fans, which is fitting, but he says the lads will try to make up for it on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge:
“I am disappointed for the supporters,” “They came a long, long way to support us and there were so many of them.” ”But we lost and we didn’t score any goals, so it is a big shame for them.”
“We are thinking about Wednesday now, and hopefully we can give them something to cheer about at Chelsea.” ”Everyone was disappointed about the result, but I think we really didn’t defend well as a team.”
“That is all you can say really – there were too many goals conceded.” “Our second half performance was better and we created some chances, so we will take the positives from that, but it was a shock.”
“Before this, we win every game and this one we lost heavily, so it was not good for the team. Everyone is disappointed, but it is finished now and we need to think about Chelsea on Wednesday.”
Cheick is a good lad, and of course is honest as the day is long, and he seems to love it on Tyneside.
The game was very difficult to watch yesterday, and we were in a lot of pain at half time, but it’s only one game after all – just not a very good one for Newcastle.
But it can all be turned on its head on Wednesday night, when Newcastle will have a good opportunity to get all 3 points, with Chelsea having to field a weakened side to rest some of their top players for the FA Cup Final against Liverpool next Saturday at Wembley.
We’d love Newcastle to be able to take advantage of that – and get all 3 points – and that would help to make up just a little bit, for the terrible shock of yesterday.
Howay the Lads!!