Newcastle overcame a slow and sluggish start last night, to create some decent chances, some of which we probably should have converted, but the lads came away with a good 0-0 draw at a place where it’s very difficult to get a result.
Alan Pardew – on the sidelines last night in Madeira
And Alan Pardew is sticking to his guns, and playing a lot of our younger talent in these games, and we saw some good performances from many of them last night.
This is what Alan told the local press today:
“With the injuries we had before this game, I’m hoping that will be the weakest we will be this season. I hope so.” “We have had three or four injuries that have been costly to us. Having said that, the performance of the team was outstanding, I thought.”
“I don’t know what Dan Gosling’s meterage was, but I would suggest it was over 13km, because he was just everywhere.” “He and Bigi were terrific in there, Sammy Ameobi came on and looked like he was going to open the door, so we had some real bonuses in terms of those young players.”
“I know Dan is not classed as a young player here, but he is still a young player, and so is Gabby Obertan, and I thought he played well, he threatened that right side.” “I am very, very pleased with the experience – have young Adam Campbell here experiencing all the dynamics of this game is invaluable to us. It a great experience.”
Gael Bigirimana was the star of the game along with goalkeeper Rob Elliot – who put in a terrific performance between the sticks for Newcastle last night.
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