It was disappointing to lose another game today at White Hart Lane, but this Newcastle team is playing so much better with Cabaye back in and Gouffran and Sissoko playing well, and it seems that manager Alan Pardew was happy enough at the display, if not the result.
Alan Pardew – good performance but poor result
Newcastle played well today – but we should have come away with something from this game, and may have had a late equalizer from Shola Ameobi but the Spurs goalkeeper made a decent save – and it was really two lapses that gave Gareth Bale his two goals that did Newcastle in today.
This is what Alan Pardew said about the game:
“They started really fast, but after that we dug in and played some good stuff.” “It was an even game really other than after that second goal which opened it up.” “I was pleased with the performance but not the result. We should be all right now.”
Yoan Gouffran was taken off on a stretcher after ten minutes of the second half, and he has an injury to his shin – which we hope is not too bad.
This is what the Newcastle manager said about the injury:
“His shinbone looks sore. It’s fingers crossed.” “We don’t want to lose him, he’s only just come to the club.”
Bale was the difference between the sides today, and he was difficult to mark – and his speed was often too much for the Newcastle defense, and Alan admitted he ‘s hard to contain in this form:
“Well he’s difficult to contain. We tied him down in certain areas but he’s always going to get some freedom. He was electric.” “The first goal was class. We should have done better for the second.” “The first goal was class. We should have done better for the second.”
We think the first goal should have been much better defended by Newcastle, and the wall broke up quickly, and provided no barrier to Gareth Bale shooting on goal.
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