Moussa Sissoko is walking away with our Man of the Match award for easily being Newcastle player at White hart Lane – the Frenchman was one of the few players who turned up in the first half and he was simply in blistering form in the second half.
Moussa Sissoko in action today at White Hart Lane
And Moussa said that while Alan was not angry at half time he wasn’t happy either.
This is what Moussa said on the Newcastle website:
“The manager told us we had to try and play more, because the first half was not good enough.” “He wasn’t angry – he didn’t shout – but he wasn’t happy either. He knew we could play better and so did we.” “
We had to win more tackles, more headers and be braver when we had the ball.¨ “We did that. We scored straight away, which was good for our confidence, and then we went for another goal, which Ayoze scored.”
“Last year we won 1-0, today it was 2-1.” “They were very different games because we are now a different team. But in my opinion this win was better than last year’s.¨ “It is good because the start of the season has been hard – we lost or drew too many games.¨
“We stuck together though. We have worked very hard, every day, and now we are getting our rewards. We have great spirit in the dressing room and everyone wants to win games for the Club.¨
“Today, we played very well, and it was a good win for the team, for the Club, for the fans, for everyone.”
Sissoko is right there – it was a great win for Newcastle after another disappointing first half performance.
It was simply a phenomenal turnaround – and it sets up a great home game against Liverpool next Saturday, where it is now certain it will be a sellout at St. James’ Park.
Certainly the 2200 traveling Newcastle fans were in great voice in that second half today, after having to endure a very flat Newcastle side in that very poor first half, when we were very much second best.
But a great second half recovery, and bringing on Sammy Ameobi and Remy Cabella for Gabby Obertan and Vurnon Anita at half time, was a masterstroke by the Newcastle manager.
We’d love to make it three league wins in a row against Liverpool. 😀
Howay The Lads!!
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