Our next game is at White Hart Lane on Sunday, and if we can get a result there, it will keep the momentum going from the fantastic 2-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday, when the Newcastle received kudos from all over the place, for their fighting and skilled performance, including Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.
Pardew and Mourinho at end of the game Saturday
Of course what we really want to see is a win, and although all 3 points wont see us move up the league table it does put us closer to the top side.
This is what Alan Pardew said in the local press today:
“We’re not going to win the league, but we’re a team that can upset other teams. We’ve done that, I’m pleased. I’m so proud of the players. They deserved it.”
“I’ve been in the game long enough for things to roll over me at times.” “I can take the punches but it was great for the players.”
“It was brilliant for the fans, and I thank them because they got involved and changed the game for us.” “I said on Thursday that the team’s been playing well, and I stand by that.”
“I was proved correct. I don’t always get proved correct, but I was proved correct on Saturday.” “We’ve got an honesty in the group, and we’ve got quality.”
As the second half progressed Newcastle came more and more into the game and created the chances, and the nearly full house of just less than 52,000 sensed the game was changing in Newcastle’s favor, and they did their part alright – as per usual.
And it’s been really interesting to see how Mourinho has used the Newcastle game to berate his players for being out fought by Newcastle, with our players wanting the win much more.
Chelsea players will now know they cannot be out fought by any team from now on, and it will only get them to be even more committed to winning every game.
For Newcastle, it showed that at our best we can beat any team in the league, but we already knew that.
Now we need to do that again at Tottenham on Sunday – and prove we are consistent.
Howay The Lads!!