Alan Pardew bemoaned the Newcastle defending after yesterday’s shock 3-2 defeat at home to Hull City, and certainly the defense looked shaky after we had gone ahead with Loic Remy scoring his first goal for Newcastle after just 10 minutes.
Loic Remy - in action yesterday:
This is what Alan Pardew said after the game:
“The team that finished fifth, you see similarities with this team,” “But that team had a consistency about it of performance as a team.”
“All three goals were poor from us. We looked too loose and gifted goals, and you can’t do that against any opposition. We have defended really, really well in these last few weeks, but not today.”
“It’s the consistency of performance that this team is searching for.” “Hull, I’ll be the first to pay tribute to them because they played very well, I must say that, but for us, it was a really disappointing day.”
Only Debuchy and Yanga-Mbiwa don;t have the experience of playing for a few seasons in the Premier league but Fab Coloccini and Davide Santon do, but it’s also players in midfield who have to track back and we didn’t see enough of that yesterday.
It’s hard to know if it was just a bad day at the office yesterday, which sometimes happens, but we now have Leeds United at home on Wednesday night, followed by a tough game at Everton next Monday night, and then a game at Cardiff City the following Saturday, before the next two-week International break.
So those are three difficult games, but we’ll see how we do in those, and there’s still an opportunity to pick up a few points in those two league games away from home.
It was a bit of a blow yesterday, but there’s a long way to go in the season, and we showed some excellent attacking early on in the game yesterday.
And Remy can get some goals for us this season – and he has two goals and two assists in his three appearances for the first team so far this season.
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