Last night Newcastle were just one goal away from getting the biggest away win in our entire history and Aleksandar Mitrovic and Christian Atsu both hit the bar and we did miss one or two other chances and had a goal disallowed.
It was QPR’s biggest home league defeat since 1963.
After the 6-0 rout at Loftus Road last night Rafa Benitez still insisted there are areas where the team can improve – but that’s always going to be the case.
Rafa Benitez – looked happy enough last night
With Rafa, nothing is ever perfect as he strives mightily to make Newcastle United into a great side again – and his efforts are starting to bear fruit.
This is what the manager said after the game when told the side was close to the biggest ever road win in our history:
“The main thing for us was to get 3 points.”
“As soon as the game was nearly won we needed to carry on and keep doing well.” “We also got the clean sheet.”
“That was important for the defenders.”
“The main thing was to get the 3 points and leave the fans happy for the next few days.”
“I said before, we have to be sure we are concentrating for every game. Now I will say the same.”
“It doesn’t matter if you score 6 goals, you get 3 points in the end.” “We have to be sure we enjoy it, but after concentrate on the next one.”
“This is a very difficult competition, but we have to carry on and not lose the concentration.”
“Maybe, it’s not the right thing to say, but we can improve. The team has done well.”
“Everybody was pushing and working very hard but as always we made some mistakes.”
“You have to make sure you control all of the games in a way that you have chances and they don’t have any.”
We now have two home games against Wolves – one in the league on Saturday and one in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup next Tuesday night.
The lads must now concentrate and ensure we get two wins.
The standard is now set and nothing less than that will be good enough.
Howay The Lads!!