Massadio Haidara did not have a particularly good game on Saturday and he must improve his defensive play and tends to give the ball away too much.
That was evident for the first goal on Saturday when he was dispossessed after trying to move up the left wing and within seconds Watford were 1-0 up.
Sadio Haidara in action at West Ham
Sadio has been interviewed and he wants to win something for Newcastle:
“We are desperate to do well in the cup. If we won a trophy it would be very good for the club.”
“I hear the last time they won a trophy was many years ago. All the club and city would be proud of us.”
“Last year we had a go. We need to go further and get to the final. It would be a great day for the fans. They need more good days.”
“Last year we played so many games in the cup away. After we beat Gillingham and City last year we thought it is the year for us.”
“But we were away at Spurs and lost 4-0. We play at home and on Wednesday at home, and we have three games left to win if we get through on Wednesday.”
“I am excited by the cups. You can win five games and be in the final.”
“There are not too many games to play to get there. I hope we will win Wednesday and after that.” “We need a win to relieve the pressure.”
What´s this about I hear the last time they won a trophy was many years ago?
He should know what the history of Newcastle is and that we won the Inter-City Fairs Cup in 1969 and the last time we won the FA Cup was when we hammered Manchester City 3-1 in the final back in 1955.
We have never won the League Cup.
In the past, Mile Ashley´s Newcastle have shunned the cups in favor of the Premier League, but in a change of priorities last May Newcastle will now try to win something – either the League Cup or the FA Cup.
However, we should remember that in 2013 Wigan won the FA Cup by beating Manchester City 1-0 and they are now competing in League One with successive relegations over the last two seasons.
Birmingham City beat Arsenal 2-1 in the League Cup final in 2011 and were relegated that same season and are still in the Championship.
It would be great to win a cup this season but we also have to stay in the Premier League.
However, we may well be in the minority on that.
Unless the team can start improving, then relegation this season seems like a possibility.
That´s assuming we don´t improve on what we have seen so far in the first six league games, especially the last couple of games when we have looked hopeless.
We expect Newcastle to improve.