Whatever happens in any game that Newcastle play – win, lose or draw, – one thing that is simply unacceptable to Newcastle fans is for the players not to show any fight or any guts, and for the other side to want to win the game more than we do.
Yoan Gouffran – apologizes to Newcastle fans
And unfortunately that’s exactly what happened last Saturday when Newcastle were not good, and even when we went ahead, we allowed a very ordinary Cardiff side to come from behind and win the game 2-1 – and it also took place on the hallowed turf of St. James’ Park. 🙁
And Yoan Gouffran has revealed just how angry Alan Pardew was after the game, and there have been reports there were a few choice words said in the dressing room after another embarrassing defeat:
“We played very badly. We had no fighting spirit and we deserved to lose the game.” “This hurts more than losing in the league because we wanted to win something this year, but we have lost in both cups.”
“We felt we could go far in this competition.” “We wanted to win for the fans, we know what it means to them, but we played so bad and we are disappointed we couldn’t give them something to cheer about.”
“We scored one goal and we thought we were going to win then, but we gave away two goals and we are very disappointed,” “I am very angry, the manager was very angry with us.”
“We can’t play like that at home. It was unacceptable and we have to try and change the mentality.” “We thought we were going to win so maybe we lost a little bit of intensity and concentration.”
“We should have tried to get a second goal but we didn’t and we gave away two bad goals.” “It’s been a bad start to the year but we will train and work as hard as we can.”
“We have fewer matches so we can go out there with a good team spirit and get back to winning ways.”
Those are good words from Yoan, and we dare say we’ll fight like hell against Manchester City on Sunday, but maybe suffer another loss to them, to go with the four successive times they have won this particular fixture.
And if we had shown that same fight last Saturday against a side 4th bottom of the league and struggling in the Premier League, and who we had already had beaten 2-1 away from home – we would now be in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
That’s one of the things that’s so disturbing about the pathetic display last Saturday.
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