It was an angry Fabricio Coloccini who talked on the Newcastle web-site immediately after last night’s disaster at Everton and the Argentine pulled no punches in his assessment of Newcastle’s display.
In truth it was a terrible display by Newcastle, after the fans had been impressed with the January transfer window, but last night Newcastle looked disjointed had no threat up front.
We also picked up injuries to Chancel Mbemba and Paul Dummett and Jamaal Lascelles managed to get himself sent off deep into injury time as he gave away a second penalty to Everton who easily won the game 3-0.
Put Jamaal’s actions down to inexperience.
Fabricio Coloccini – angry at the final whistle
We were asleep in the first half
This is what Coloccini had to say:
“We couldn’t keep the ball, we couldn’t create and we didn’t defend well. We did everything wrong.”
“It was very poor all over the pitch, apart from Robbie (Elliot), who kept us in the game. He is the only player who could hold his head high.”
“In the first half we were asleep, we didn’t start well and went behind. We were better in the second half but as we pushed very high, trying everything we could to look for an equalizer.”
“It meant they could always hit us on the counter-attack, and that happened with the two penalties.”
“We needed to strengthen the squad and they are very good players who will add quality to the team,”
“However, it is important we help them. We cannot expect them to come in and do it all. We have to help them be a success here at Newcastle.”
It is very important that Steve McClaren and the players recover and be ready for the game at West Brom at home on Saturday.
A defeat would be another disaster, but a win would give us some hope and give a boost to everybody associated with Newcastle United.
But Steve McClaren has to do a lot better with the players he has available to him and another defeat would be considerable pressure on the manager.
We are hoping for a win and that would restore some confidence to the team – which is what they need.
Newcastle can still survive this season with 14 games to play, but with every defeat it becomes less likely.