The Newcastle side were booed off the pitch at half time and booed off the pitch at the final whistle, although the lads were so much better in the final 45 minutes.
In the second half, we showed some spirit but the game was lost in the first half when we gave up two poor goals.
booed from the pitch at the end of both halves, said:
Steve McClaren on the touchline today
This is what Steve told reporters after the game:
“I can understand the fans’ reaction.”
“We are just turning things around and I think the majority understand that. Like we have said to the boys in the dressing room, it’s not a crisis, it’s not a time to panic – it’s too early, and we’d never do that anyway.”
“No matter where you are at what stage, we’d never do that, we have too much experience to know that.” “Like I’ve said to the players, we have got to stick together.”
We are going to get a lot of criticism and that can be flying from not just media, but also fans, and in that dressing room we have got to stay tight, we have got to stay calm, we have got to stick together.”
“I am under no illusions, this is a hard job – everybody knew that and you know it. You want proof, we’ve got proof.”
“But we have got the experience in the backroom staff to deal with this and turn it around. We are lucky that it’s early – it’s only two and a half months that we’ve been working with each other.”
“And there’s a long way to go and a lot of things to do.”
From watching his Sky Sports interview after the game, Steve really seems concerned about his players, because of the negativity that surrounds the side at the moment.
It´s easy to see why it takes some strong-minded players to play for Newcastle, but the criticism is intense when the side is not doing well.
But let´s also remember it´s only six games played and this thing can still be turned around – there´s still lots of time to do that.