Tiote – It’s All About The Team

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Cheick Tiote picked up yet another yellow card in the game on Saturday, and that’s five yellow cards so he is suspended for the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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After the game Alan Pardew said he would play James Perch in that position on Wednesday afternoon. and the Newcastle manager also thought Perch had another fine game for the Magpies against second bottom QPR.

Cheick Tiote talked about the game on Saturday, which was Newcastle’s second league win in the last four games, but only our second win over the last twelve games in all competitions, and yes it’s been a barren spell.

This is what the Ivorian said:

“I think it was a good performance from everyone today. We knew what we had to do going into the game because of the results in the last two matches.””This game was an important one because we have two big games against Man United and Arsenal so today it was important to win and that’s what we did, so everyone’s happy. We played well as a team and we won the game.”

Newcastle will play Arsenal at the Emirates next Saturday in a late kick-off game, after facing the Red Devils on Wednesday afternoon, and then we have Everton at home on the following Wednesday evening.

As we said, Tiote will miss the trip to the current Premier League leaders, after he picked up the card around 63 minutes on Saturday, and he was then replaced shortly after that by manager Alan Pardew with Sylvain Marveaux, after 77 minutes.

Cheick talked about missing the Manchester game:

“It’s hard to miss a match, but that’s football.” “We’ve got good players in the squad and if I’m not playing then other players will take the chance to prove to the manager that they’re good players. Everything is about the team.”

Manchester United have some very good players and we are sometimes worried about some of our more fringe players that they will get found out – but we are hoping for a very solid game from James on Wednesday – and we know he is capable of that.

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