We had made the point after the 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Saturday, that Newcastle were creating quite a few chances in our first two games, and our weakness was that we just couldn’t take any of those chances, but a team is in much better shape when they are creating chances.
Fab Coloccini – in action on Saturday at Villa Park
The real difficulty is when you cannot create the chances in the first place.
Newcastle captain has made that point today, and says Newcastle should really have taken all three points at Villa Park, and when you consider we probably had four good chances to score – (but didn’t) – the Argentine International is probably correct.
Thus is what Coloccini told the Shields Gazette (Miles Starforth) today:
“The good thing is that we are creating many, many chances,” “That’s good. When you create a few chances, it’s possible to score.”
“Sometimes it’s difficult, but we had four or five chances, and that’s important.” “Against Man City we did well as well – we had good shape.”
“But they have great players, and that made a difference.” “But I think we’re going the right way, and we have to keep that high tempo and intensity.”
“I think we pushed a bit more than them to win the game.” “They played at home, but in the first half we had possession and tried to go forward and score.”
“They waited to go on the break. I think we deserved the three points.”
Now Newcastle take on Gillingham tomorrow night in the Capital One Cup, and we simply have to get through that game.
Then we have to get three points on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace – in other words we really need to get two wins in a row if we are to get off to a good start this season, after taking only one point from our first two league games.
That’s definitely possible.
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