Mike Williamson turned 30 last Friday, a day before Newcastle recorded their second successive win against a top six side when we beat Tottenham 1-0 at White Hart Lane, after we had demolished Chelsea 2-0 the weekend before.
Mike Williamson in action at White Hart Lane
Mike has talked about the disastrous result at Sunderland a few weeks ago, which he says is one of the worst defeats of his career, and he’s pleased that since then Newcastle have put in strong defensive performances against Manchester city, Chelsea and on Saturday against Tottenham Hotspur, and all are top six clubs in England.
This is what Williamson has to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“We have two clean sheets and two wins now against two difficult teams, so everyone is very happy,” “It’s a reaction. The supporters were obviously upset by the loss at Sunderland.”
“I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me it was one of the worst defeats of my career.” “I can’t stand losing those games that mean so much. I hate it.” “It was then all about how we responded to it. “
“In the cup against Manchester City we kept a clean sheet over 90 minutes, and then we went on to beat Chelsea and Tottenham.” “You couldn’t go to Tottenham and get anything unless it was a real team effort.”
“The lads were brilliant, we defended from the front and it was a great team win.” “We had to defend a lot, but when you’ve got players like Yoan Gouffran, Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Moussa Sissoko on the pitch, you are always likely to nick a goal as well.”
“Everyone was pulling in the same direction and we never lost sight of what we were trying to achieve.”
Certainly Newcastle have looked very solid in the last three games, in which we haven’t conceded any goals in the first ninety minutes of all three games, and now the challenge is to keep up the good form and results against Norwich City and West Brom, which are next two league games at home.
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