It was always a possibility that Newcastle could have a huge letdown after the magnificent 6-0 win at QPR on Tuesday night, but even though we wrote about the possibility we still didn’t really expect it.
And 86% of fans in our poll thought we would win the game – especially after Wolves had been hammered at home 4-0 in mid-week by Barnsley.
So it really was a huge disappointment and a bad loss, with the team putting in their worst performance of the season and in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park crowd too.
That’s not good.
Jamaal Lascelles – not necessarily a bad thing
Our young captain Jamaal Lascelles was interviewed after the game on BBC Radio Newcastle and this is what he said:
“It was a sticky game for us.” “Obviously we beat QPR 6-0 the other day and the confidence was really high, but maybe winning 6-0 the other day wasn’t an amazing thing for us.”
“Maybe people thought Wolves would come here and we would turn them over but it’s a tough league and you have to be on it on the day. If you’re not, that’s what happens.”
“We’ve got another chance to prove we are better than them and hopefully on Tuesday night we can do that.”
“It definitely wasn’t complacency, the manager wouldn’t allow complacency. We started off a bit slow and credit to Wolves they put us on the back foot.”
“It was one of those days. We had chances but the goals we conceded were mistakes, it wasn’t like they battered us.”
“Obviously we would love to be battering teams and keeping clean sheets every week but it isn’t going to happen.”
“Losing 2-0 today, yes its a loss, but it isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it’s given us a kick up the backside in the sense that if we don’t perform, this is what is going to happen to us.”
“There’s no panic because what we have been doing to teams is unheard of and teams should still fear us.”
We have to start again and maybe begin another long win streak.
The players cannot feel sorry for themselves and the lads have to recover quickly so they are ready to go on Tuesday night again against Wolves in the EFL Cup and this time get the win.
Then we have two huge league games coming up at Villa Park and then at home to Norwich City.
Those will be difficult games, but we have to somehow win those games to get back on track.