Steve McClaren has completed his press conference today for the game at home to Watford tomorrow, and the main news is that he has mentioned three players who are under consideration to start tomorrow.
The three players are Ayoze Perez, Siem de Jong and Rolando Aarons and we have all three in our team for tomorrow – with Papiss Cisse, Vurnon Anita and Florian Thauvin dropping down to the bench.
Steve McClaren – very very disappointed with the result and performance
All three players came on as subs in the second half at West Ham and did themselves no harm at all, and they are good players and deserve their chance.
Herre´s some of what Steve McClaren has said in his press conference at Benton:
“I’m absolutely tempted to make changes.” “The reaction to the second goal was the biggest disappointment.” “I was very, very disappointed with the result and especially the performance.”
“Reaction? We’ll see tomorrow. Everyone expects one. It’s an opportunity and a challenge for players. Every performance is important.” “We knew it would be a tough start.”
“It takes time with new players and sometimes you can take a step forward and two steps back.” “I think the key was how we reacted after the second goal.”
That was the biggest disappointment until Ayoze, Siem and Rolando came on.” “We were very disappointed with the result at West Ham.”
Generally, the attitude has been spot on. Then we got to Monday.” “We’ve had unbelievable atmospheres at St. James’ Park against Southampton and Arsenal. We need that again tomorrow.”
“Watford are buoyant. It’s going to be a true test for us but our attitude and our start are key. We need to progress and create more.”
Watford will certainly be a challenge and they will be upbeat after their great 1-0 win at home to Swansea last Saturday.
Newcastle players need to show what they can do tomorrow, and this is the first real test of Steve McClaren´s coaching ability and motivational skills.
We really hope we can get all 3 points tomorrow – that will help relieve the anxiety of Newcastle fans at the moment.
Almost three in five fans think we can win this game.