Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has admitted that when the team hasn’t won in the last seven games played, desperation has started to creep into the side, as the players literally try too hard to win a game, and they start making some poor decisions and trying to do other players’ jobs.
Alan Pardew - desperation creeping into our play
There’s no doubt there is enormous pressure on Newcastle this season – because we did so well last season and now we are in Europe – but the squad has been decimated by injuries due to the extra games we have played in Europe, and that has led to a worrying slump in form in the Premier League and four defeats on the trot.
Newcastle fans are well aware of the dilemma Newcastle are in, and the sooner we get a win, the better it will be for everybody concerned.
This is how Alan explained the situation today:
“We have to win a game.” “We are desperate to win and sometimes desperation to win leads you down wrong avenues, so we have got to be careful.” “We just have to keep our heads and do our jobs, do the jobs we are meant to do.”
“When you have lost two or three – and now four for us – you start doing other people’s jobs, and it’s very important just to focus on your job and do your job.”
We thought we had cracked it at Stoke last week – but after being 1-0 up on 80 minutes we conceded two goals in four minutes and went down to another defeat, although the performance from the lads was very good, and we deserved something from that game.
We hope we’ll not be saying the same things after tonight’s home game against Wigan, and that we can get that vital win that will take the monkey off our players’ backs.
We’re behind the lads 100%.
Howay The Lads!!
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