Newcastle had their six game winning streak ended at West Ham on Saturday, but you cannot accuse Alan Pardew of being too disheartened, and the Newcastle manager is now talking about the next game, and that it’s important for the lads to bounce back quickly.
Alan Pardew at Upton Park on Saturday
Some of the manager’s pronouncements in the press are obviously meant for his players, and with Moussa Sissoko and Jack Colback suspended for the game on Tuesday night at Burnley, we’re not even sure who will come in – we have so many injuries right now.
Dutchman Vurnon Anita should see his first start for a while, but who else will come into midfield is a good question – maybe Yoan Gouffran will drop back?
After today’s games Tottenham moved ahead of us with a good 2-1 win at home to Everton, and Newcastle are now in 9th place, so it’s a four place drop with the defeat.
This is what the manager has said:
“I think there is going to be a lot of chopping and changing right up until the end of the season. We hope that we are at the right end.”
“I said to the team that the first goal in the Premier League is so important when the platform is so tight, which it was between the two teams.”
“We have won games against Liverpool and Spurs where it could have gone against us. We are thankful they didn’t on those occasions, but we can’t be disappointed.”
“We would have liked to have played a little bit better than we did, but the most important thing is to now to get the next result.”
“When we finished fifth, when I have had really good teams in the past, we have bounced back quickly.”
Newcastle are now in 9th place, but we still only 3 points off Manchester United in 4th place.
It would be good to win at Burnley, because we then face a very difficult home game against Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, in the first Premier League game of the weekend.
Of course we did win this same fixture 2-0 last season, when Jose Mourinho said we deserved to win.
Can Newcastle add Chelsea to our list of scalps this season?
Howay The Lads!!
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