Alan Pardew gave a lot of interviews on Thursday, as the very important game at West Ham takes place tomorrow, and Newcastle need some points after taking just a solitary point from the last three games, and we’ve conceded a massive 10 goals.
Alan Pardew - important to identify and correct what went wrong against Liverpool
This is some of what he had to say to the Daily Telegraph today, whose reporter Luke Edwards has been banned from the club, and any other Telegraph reporter for that matter.
This is how the Newcastle manager explained how he had to logically identify the things that went wrong against Liverpool, and correct them in time for the game at Upton Park tomorrow:
“I think you have to discuss what the problems were against Liverpool, make sure that you give logical reasons to why you think that happened and what you need to put right,”
“The main balance we need to get is commitment on the pitch and an organisation to our game, which we didn’t have against Liverpool.”
“In terms of dealing with outside influences – which we’ve had a lot of this week – we’ve gained from that. We’ve gained a lot of experience from that.”
“I’ve had my fair share of it from clubs I’ve been at. I understand you get all sorts of accusations thrown at you. You can deny them, but it might add fuel to the flames.”
“Sometimes you don’t know whether to fight some issues or just let them ride.” “Some of them we think have been completely left-field and we have decided to fight in some areas and not fight in other areas.”
“The bottom line is when you get beaten 6-0 you are going to get criticism.”
And both Pardew and the players have received some withering criticism this week, and we have to hope we can do a lot better tomorrow, and maybe start picking up points again – we need them is we are going to stay in the Premier League next season.
A second relegation in four years is going to be very very difficult to take by the Newcastle faithful.
We thought we were building a good team.
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