We were very pleased to see 22 year-old Spanish U20 International Ayoze Perez start for Newcastle yesterday, but we lost the game in the first half and just like at West Ham on Monday night we conceded in the first 10 minutes.
Both first half displays in our last two games have cost us the game, and Newcastle must start much better against Chelsea in the late kick-off game next Saturday.
Ayoze Perez – disappointed at the final whistle
Before the Chelsea game we entertain Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night in the League Cup and that´s a good time to see our fringe players put in their claim for a start against Chelsea.
Ayoze was pleased to start the game yesterday, but he was upset the lads lost again.
This is what he has said on the Newcastle web-site:
“We are really sad because it is another game that we have lost, and it is not what we wanted to happen.” “In the first half we deserved what happened. We improved in the second half but it wasn’t good enough.”
“I don’t know why it is not happening at the moment but we have to stay together and take our quality onto the pitch. During the week we can see a lot of quality in training but we have
to do it in matches.”
“I hope it happens soon, and we have to keep working towards this. If we keep working hard then it is not too far away, I’m sure.” “I was pleased to start the game but I cannot be happy because we lost.”
“We weren’t good enough and we have to try to get points as soon as possible.”
Newcastle have four new players in the side and McClaren and his coaching staff are new at Newcastle – so that´s one reason we have started slowly.
But other managers have got off to great starts at their news clubs – and they include Quique Sanchez Flores at Watford, Claudio Ranieri at Leicester City, and Alan Pardew has already built a good side at Crystal Palace after joining them in January.
We have to remain patient and trust that McClaren and his coaching staff – along with the players – can turn this thing around.