Steven Taylor had another great game in defense for Newcastle at Swansea on Saturday – and if you don’t know who Steven is – he’s the one with Newcastle United tattooed across his forehead – well that’s at least what I see when I see Steven Taylor in a Newcastle shirt.
Steven Taylor in action on Saturday – get in!
But Steven was devastated after the game on Saturday and the other players were very quiet as they got onto the bus for the airport after a game they knew we should have won.
Here’s what local lad Steven Taylor said in the Evening Chronicle today:
“It can’t come any quicker. We need a game under our belt.” “We go to Moscow and it will be freezing. But when you come from a defeat you want the next game quickly, and we have that.”
“I’m devastated, in the first half they caused us some problems but defensively our shape was spot on again.” “In the second half we had two great chances for Papiss Cisse and Moussa Sissoko. But it just wasn’t to be.”
“They had a few little cheeky shots but we defended well as a team.” “It wasn’t our day in front of goal or in the final third but we had them on the ropes.” “They dropped off and were making errors. They were getting frustrated and were kicking it long.”
“Their midfield were getting frustrated because they couldn’t get into a passing game or find their flow.” “Cabaye was cutting through them with passes and Moussa had the freedom of the stadium – he was doing what he wanted.”
“They’d settled for the draw. You could see it.” “They were backing off, I just don’t know how we didn’t score. I wasn’t thinking of getting just one, it was more like two or three.” “We got done by a ricochet off two defenders.”
“Luke Moore came in and I wouldn’t say he showed composure – I say he got lucky as he didn’t know Yohan Cabaye was there.” “It just hit his foot and trickled over Robbie. They are the worst ones to lose.”
We’ll put it down to one of those games – where we just didn’t have the luck – and hope the lads can take their frustration and get good results in our two upcoming games against Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia and Stoke City at home – because after all – that’s all that matters right now.
And there’s one of these games when we are going to take a team apart – maybe on Sunday against Stoke City?
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