Dutch international Vurnon Anita has been interviewed in the local press today, and says that the Manchester City players told him during their drug testing after the game, that it had been a tough game against Newcastle – a game which City eventually won by a score of 2-0 which was flattering to them .
Vurnon Anita – has good game on Sunday
Here’s what Vurnon said to the press:
“They had a hard game.” “During doping, the City players told me it was a tough day for them.” “That’s a plus point for us.” “They are maybe the best team in the league.”
“There was Cheik’s goal, and we also had a couple of chances,” “We kept on playing and creating chances. We put them under pressure, but unfortunately we didn’t score, and at the end they broke on us and scored.”
“It was disappointing, but we’ll take the positives into the next game,” “We must play to our strengths. We need to play like that against West Ham. If we do that, I think we can get a good result.”
Vurnon had a good game on Sunday and seems to have a starting position when Newcastle play in a 4-3-3 formation and he’s one of the middle three with Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote.
And what’s that about a plus point – that we gave them a hard game?
But if we think back to the Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson days, we wouldn’t have been happy at just giving a top team a hard game at St. James’ Park.
We’d have wanted to win the game – maybe even 5-0 against Manchester United as an example.
But maybe the regular words from Alan Pardew that we just cannot compete financially with the top teams in the Premier League is starting to rub off on the players.
But that will never rub off on the fans – and If only we had people running the club whose aim was to get us into the top four as soon as possible – and match the fans’ ambitions.
But there I go – dreaming again.
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