Before the Hull City game at home, which 85% of our readers expected Newcastle to win, we were flying high and hoped to get into the top six with the expected win.
Vurnon Anita – we must show the real Newcastle
And everything went according to plan in the first 25 minutes as Loic Remy scored his first goal for the club, and Newcastle were dominant.
And then Hull scored, and we conceded another two sloppy goals and lost that game 3-2.
But we were promised a much better performance at Everton on Monday night, but we were taken apart, in that first half and conceded another three sloppy goals.
And those two league defeats puts a whole new emphasis on Saturday’s game at newly promoted Cardiff City.
Vurnon Anita has been in good form for Newcastle so far this season, and he revealed just how important the Cardiff game is for Newcastle United:
“The table looks worrying now. It’s a must-win game. It’s like a Champions League match for us, because it’s so important.”
“We must give it our all because you can’t under-estimate anyone in this league.” “A couple of weeks ago, we were doing very well and people were talking about us.”
“Now we’ve lost two games and must recover and show the real Newcastle.” “We’ll do much better against Cardiff.”
“The real Newcastle is the team of the second half at Everton – not the first half.” “It is not just about the manager, it’s about the whole team. We all want to win and to do that, we must improve.”
“To get rid of that inconsistency we’ll go back and watch what we did wrong and improve on it in training.”
Newcastle can very quickly get out of this jam with a win on Saturday afternoon, and quite honestly with the quality of players we have available for Saturday we should be able to win that game, especially because it’s so important.
That’s certainly what we are hoping for.
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