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 – 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?