Alan Pardew reflected on the big defeat at Cardiff City yesterday after the game, when he talked to nufcTV and Alan seemed a little bit in shock as he said that he had arranged the fixture for a reality check - “and my God we go that today.”
Alan Pardew – it was a reality check
This is what Alan Pardew told nufcTv yesterday:
“Well disappointed really – obviously the score-line suggests that, first half I’m afraid we just wasn’t right and we were missing some big hitters today.” “We come a to a good team who I think will do well in the Championship, but nevertheless we were off the pace and that changed the complex of the day.”
“And the second half was pretty even and we should have had a couple of goals but the the first half was not us .” “It’s the first time we’ve done that this season and it’s lucky we’ve done it today and not next Saturday.”
“The Hartlepool game was a completely different level to this game, in terms of our attitude and application and we rested on our laurels a little bit today.” We perhaps thought we were a Premier League team and it would come easy.”
“And that’s why I got this fixture for a little bit of a reality check and my God we got that today.
Alan did mention there were some big players missing yesterday in Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Yohan Cabaye and Ben Arfa, but everybody in defense was available and Newcastle leaked too many goals yesterday, and the defense will be what the Newcastle coaches will be concentrating on this week.
Alan’s right that it was good this happened this weekend and not next Saturday against Tottenham, because Newcastle will now be on their toes (we hope) next Saturday, especially in defense when we kick off the league season with a home game.
What d you think?