I Tried To Be An Example Yesterday – But I’m Disappointed

Cheick Tiote seems to like being the Newcastle captain, and the two games he has captained the side in, he’s also been Newcastle’s best player, both a week last Saturday against Liverpool, and yesterday against Sunderland, who we lost to yet again.

cheick tiote - ivory coast

Cheick Tiote – in Ivory Coast colors

Cheick will probably now be the permanent vice-captain to Fabricio Coloccini, after he’s done so well in the last couple of matches, and he had this to say today about the Sunderland defeat:

“As a captain, you need to show an example, so I tried to do that in the right way.” “That’s important.” “I’m really disappointed, because we didn’t win.”

“That’s football. We have to stay as a team, stay compact and try to win the next game.” “I think it’s going to be a tough week for us – it’s two massive games against Man City and Chelsea.”

“But I think if we stay together and do the right things, we have a chance.” “I’m really disappointed, because we didn’t win at Sunderland.”

“I think we deserved more than that, but they scored the winning goal.” “We have to talk about the next game.” “Every time we play Sunderland, it’s tough.”

The Newcastle players must now try to put the Sunderland defeat behind them, and concentrate on the two tough upcoming games against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night, and the early game against Chelsea on Saturday in the Premier League.

Maybe a win in that game would help us put the second successive defeat to Sunderland behind us, but that’s got to be very unlikely,  unless Newcastle are at their very best on Saturday.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1


    at least you see the problems

    we have AP/SS and JC all sitting on the sidelines earning fortunes, and they don’t see it

    our team lends itself more towards an attacking team, we are trying to turn attck minded players into defence minded players and it is not working

    I remember a conversation years ago, and im sure it was cantona , he said its ok to have one utility player in the team, but you must put players in there natural positions,

    yesterday, HBA had at least 4 positions, as did sissoko, remy had 2 , goofy 3, cabaye had at least 2, if so many are out of position who knows what there doing ?

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 28, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #2

    tiote my old son

    were we really the better team, and what do you base that on ?

    you were our best player, hold your head up high,, only debuchy was close to you


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