Yoan Gouffran is probably one of Newcastle’s players who understands fully what makes Newcastle fans’ tick – and he was very quick last night to put out the message that the players are ashamed of what happened at St. Jame’s Park last night, when we lost our fifth consecutive game 4-0 at home to Tottenham, who won for the first time in nearly 10 years.
Yoan Gouffran - players feel ashamed
Newcastle’s season is fast becoming another disaster like last season, and this is what a chagrin Gouffran told the Newcastle web-site immediately after the game:
“We are really disappointed, downbeat and feel very ashamed, especially for the fans” “We have got injuries and suspensions but we don’t want to use that as an excuse.”
“Everything went wrong. From the first minute we just couldn’t get into the match and then we conceded pretty soon after. “We paid for that and couldn’t get going.”
“Lloris made three or four good saves at 2-0 and if we had scored then maybe we would have had a chance to get back into the game and change the outcome. But that wasn’t to be and we wouldn’t have deserved it.”
“For me, it was good to be back as I was getting a bit sick of waiting to be back to full fitness. “Physically I perhaps wasn’t at my best but that will come with games and hopefully I can keep on playing and help the team get back to winning games again.”
“I’m just sorry for today. It wasn’t good enough from any of us. We have to improve a lot before the Aston Villa game, and we will. We will work hard every day to change this situation.”
In fact Gouffran along with Sammy Ameobi were probably Newcastle’s best players last night – but that wasn’t hard to do – with too many of Newcastle players seemingly giving up the fight in the second half.
That is completely unacceptable at a club like Newcastle United, which for the second season running is being humiliated by some inept performances on the football field.
This cannot go on.
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