We have never faulted the Newcastle players because of their display yesterday – and the very pleasing thing that needs to be pointed out is that they are giving everything they have on the field and that’s why they were applauded by the fans following the game.
Maybe we are just not good enough but to be sure – we cannot fault the players for their effort or attitude – and maybe that’s something to build on and something that will see us survive this season.
Steve McClaren yesterday
It’s just that the results are not going for us at all at the moment – and it can get very frustrating as a Newcastle fan.
This is what Steve McClaren said in another upbeat comment following the loss yesterday:
“We just said to the players that we won’t have a problem if we keep performing like that every week.”
“Many people questioned the attitude of these players earlier this season and whether they cared. Of course they do and you saw that today and in recent weeks. I thought we did everything today but win the game.
“It is disappointing and frustrating because we are not getting the results we deserve. But it is all about goals and if you don’t score you don’t win.”
“Their first goal looked offside but he got the decision,” “The first 10 minutes of the second period were very disappointing after what I thought was a very good first half.”
“It gave us a mountain to climb which the players aimed to do and very nearly did. It was a good performance, but what wins games is at both ends and that has cost us today.”
“At the moment that is letting us down and putting us in the position we are in. You can’t fault the team, the football, the organisation.”
“They are working hard, they are fighting, they are giving everything, but is just shows you with Ighalo and Deeney that you need quality at both ends.”
We see in the comments calls for the fans to keep right behind the team and of course that’s right – we have to keep supporting the lads, especially when they are doing all they can.
It’s now up to those running the club to get a top striker in this next week – and then we should have a decent enough chance of survival if we all pull in the same direction.