Alan Pardew was delighted with the top performance of his Newcastle United side at Motherwell tonight, when Newcastle looked a sick passing side, and attacked Motherwell from the first whistle to easily win the game 4-2.
Alan Pardew – excellent performance tonight
Haris Vuckic, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko and Sylvain Marveaux all scored for Newcastle, and there were some good performances tonight, especially with all the he negativity that’s been going around for the last several weeks.
And after a Premier League season that we all want to forget, and the fact the team contained very few first team players, this could auger well for next season – we hope it augers well for next season. 😀
Alan Pardew was rightly pleased at the final whistle, and he had this to say on the Newcastle official site:
“You want to win games but it’s about performance level,” “The performance level was the problem last year, and if you get that right then the results will follow.”
“That performance level was top drawer. With no disrespect to Motherwell, we made them look ordinary at times, and could have scored even more than we did.”
“At the back-end of last year I warned the players that pre-season would be the toughest of my time here, for sure, and one of the toughest I’ve ever done.”
“And that was reflected tonight. That was our best conditioned team and we looked really sharp. The quality was also there and we needed to get a win because we want to get back in that winning habit.”
“It was a great night with some fantastic performances and we played a little bit more relaxed.”
Certainly the team seem to be very fit having been back in training less than two weeks, and there was good news today.
It was reported in the Daily Mail that Newcastle have hired Performance Director Faye Downey, as a fitness consultant for the club in the coming season.
So we can look forward to our players being even fitter by the time the Premier League season starts at Manchester City on August 19th.
Tonight’s game and result gave Newcastle fans some good news for a change.
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