Mark Hughes will be in the opposing dugout tomorrow and he has already been interviewed by the press for the game tomorrow and he gives his opinion on the Newcastle team we have.
Newcastle are stuck in second bottom place in the league table with just 6 points from 10 league games and we have already shipped 22 goals this season.
Mark Hughes – Stoke City manager
Two years ago we won this game 5-1 and yes we were helped by the referee who kindly sent off two Stoke City players before half time.
Hey, maybe the referee will have some sympathy for what happened last Sunday at Sunderland – now there´s a nice thought.
This is what Mark has said about Newcastle and Steve McClaren:
“There’s huge demands. It seems to be a club that sways from one issue to another. Whoever is manager has to deal with that.”
“Obviously, Steve has been through these periods before.” “It’s an opportunity at a big club which Steve would think he deserves given the career he’s had, and he will be looking to turn things round quickly.”
“They spent £40M to £50, and they haven’t brought bad players into the group, but it takes time for players to gel and maybe that hasn’t happened as quickly as everybody would have hoped.”
So that´s really the conventional wisdom on Newcastle – that our players are still acclimatising to the way the game is played in England.
It isn´t positive or negative but rather matter of fact.
It´s an important game after the stuff that went on last Sunday at Sunderland, so we hope we can win this game.
Another defeat would be really hard to take.
What do you think?