Newcastle looked in big trouble last Wednesday night after we were well beaten 3-0 at Everton and we remained in 3rd bottom place in the league.
Now Rolando Aarons – who surprised us on Saturday with a very good performance at an unaccustomed position of left back in such an important game – has told the press what Steve McClaren has been telling the players since that disastrous performance and result.
Rolando Aarons – Newcastle left-back?
This is what Rolando said after the game on Saturday, when we brilliantly bounced back to get a great win with an excellent performance:
“The gaffer has been talking to us everyday since Everton about bouncing back and getting a reaction from the team and I think we did that today.”
“We’re out of the bottom three which was our goal at the start of the day now it’s just about staying clear of that.”
“In the situation we are in we need to make St. James’ Park a fortress, and the past few games we’ve started to show how good we can be at home.”
Yes, we need to make St. James’ Park a fortress – to use a very well-worn phrase – but we must also start picking up points (and wins) away from home too.
Chelsea next Saturday will be a chance for the players to show they don’t only perform when there are 50,000 Geordie fans cheering the side on.
We need to get something at Stamford Bridge before our 18 day break when we visit Stoke City on Wednesday, March 2nd.