Steven Taylor has come out today and talked about the game last Wednesday against Tottenham and said the obvious – that it just wasn’t good enough, and at least he’s right there.
Steven Taylor – it wasn’t good enough
But the thing that upset Newcastle fans the most is that a number of our players seemed to give up in the game, and it was no coincidence that Tottenham scored two goals in the last eight minutes, and it became almost a rout at 4-0 – and the game was at St. James’ Park too.
The players displayed no real spirit, and it was our fourth straight defeat at home in the league, and the 5th in all competitions – so it wasn’t good enough by a long long way.
This is what Steven said today:
“From our point of view we weren’t good enough – simple as that. All over the pitch.” “It’s a game to forget for everybody.”
“It wasn’t good enough.” “It’s back to the drawing board. It’s going to be down to hard work now.” “Aston Villa is going to be a big game for us.”
“We’re very disappointed.” “We have to look at the game and where it went wrong.” “We need to get on the training pitch and get back to basics.”
“It’s disappointing for them. They will be angry and so they should be.” “It’s up to us to put smiles back on their faces. We must go one game at a time and get ready for Aston Villa now.”
“I don’t know what happened out there.” “From the first 10 minutes we didn’t get hold of the game. We let Tottenham take control and they kept it well.”
We’re likely to hear from other players this week, about how they will all be a lot better on Sunday against Aston Villa, who are again struggling against relegation.
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and we’ll just how to see what the attitude and form of the players is on Sunday.
But certainly with the selling our best player last month, it seems to have wrecked the season – and it’s now Alan Pardew’s job to get the players fired up.
But with top five not a possibility, and hopefully relegation not a threat, that could prove to be very difficult.
What do you think?
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