Moussa Sissoko has been interviewed by nufcTV and he has spoken of his anger and the players’ anger after the game when we were basically taken apart by Leicester – a side that was on 19 points and bottom of the league in early April.
Our question we would have is why were the players not angry during the game when something could have been done about the woeful and inept performance that was simply unacceptable and not good enough.
Moussa Sissoko – shielding the ball on Saturday
This is what Moussa told nufcTV after the game:
“We are angry because we didn’t play well in this game.” “We lost every duel, every tackle and everything was not good enough.”
“The manager was angry and disappointed after the game.”
“We had played well for a few games, won our last match at Bournemouth and wanted to win this one, because three points would have helped us to go forward.”
“But we were not able to do that.” “It is important we learn from this game, train hard and go to Palace for the next game and do something there.”
It will take a much-improved performance on Saturday to get anything out of the game at Crystal Palace – but Sunderland won 1-0 at Selhurst Park last night with a late goal from Jermain Defoe.
A win is what we’d love to see on Saturday, but that has to be a doubtful outcome for the game with Alan Pardew’s men.
Crystal Palace and Leicester City are just two of the teams who have left Newcastle behind this year.
Since the end of March last year we have played 59 league games and lost 33 of them (56% loss rate) and won only 13 (22% win rate) – that’s how bad things have become at Newcastle in a short 20 months.