Steven Taylor was interviewed on Sky Sports tonight after the 0-0 draw with Metalist Kharkiv, and two good goals by Papiss Cisse were disallowed by the officials – and Steven has said the players are absolutely gutted after the draw.
Steven Taylor – Newcastle are absolutely gutted
This is what an emotional Steven Taylor said immediately after the game:
“We’re absolutely gutted,” Taylor said after the goalless draw.” “The gaffer has just made the point to us that we should be 2-0 ahead. We had those two goals chalked off; we’re disappointed with that.”
“It was one of our best performances in a while. Everything the gaffer asked of us we did, we just didn’t win.” “Tonight showed we have goals in us,” he said. “We can go there with more confidence than them. We will hope to pose them more problems.”
There were some good things to take away from the game, including another good display by Moussa Sissoko and a very solid first start for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa at right back.
Yohan Cabaye is still hopeful of getting through and of course a score draw would see Newcastle qualify for the next round when we play the away leg next Thursday night.
This is what Yohan had to say:
“It was a tough game. The important things is we haven’t conceded a goal.” “If we are doing the right thing away from home, we score, then they have to score two.”
“That’s the main thing from tonight.”
It was certainly a disappointing result tonight – but a good performance against Metalist Kharkiv – who looked a very well organized side on tonight’s showing.
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