Alan Pardew has talked a little bit about the West Ham game tomorrow, and certainly Newcastle need to end their four game losing streak in all competitions, and a three game losing streak in the Premier League after winning seven of the previous nine league games and picking up a terrific 22 points.
Alan Pardew – looking to West Ham game tomorrow
Alan was still thinking of the tough loss to Manchester City last weekend, as he talked to the local press today::
“It was so disappointing for our players.” “But we now look to West Ham. We know it’s a tough game, and we’ve got to be ready.”
“Yohan was class against City.” “I thought him and Cheick were the best two players on the pitch. “We couldn’t have done more. Unfortunately for us, we were on the wrong side of a result we didn’t deserve.”
“It was a reshuffled back four, but they played well,”
Certainly the back four of Yanga-Mbiwa, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and Davide Santon did really well against City,after that first 20 minutes when the opposition seemed to be all over us, but scored only one goal after eight minutes, although they missed chances to go even further ahead.
And then Newcastle came back into the game, and made a match of it and really deserved to take something out of the game, but we just didn’t have any luck.
But it’s time to forget Manchester City game and fully concentrate on tomorrow’s game at Upton Park, where we really need to pick up all 3 points against a side fighting relegation.
Newcastle will have to play with the same drive, guts and determination as they played with against Manchester City last weekend, and we regularly bring to the games against the top sides.
But we don’t always do that against the weaker sides in the league, and in our next three games we are meeting teams currently in the bottom five.
And there’s no reason if we are at our very best, that we cannot pick up all 9 points, before we play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the game after the Sunderland game at home.
And we are hoping that a 91 year-old record (three Sunderland wins in a row) is not equaled in that game on February 1st – otherwise – heaven help us all.
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