Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was full of praise for a dominant Newcastle display this afternoon in front of just short of 52,00 fans at St. James’ Park and Mick said they were beaten by the Champions today.
Newcastle went ahead in the first minute through Ayoze Perez, who is being compared on Twitter to Brazil’s Pele by Newcastle fans after the game – after a sparkling display from the Spaniard today.
It was a long afternoon for Mick McCarthy and his Ipswich side but as usual Mick was brutally honest in his comments after the game.
Mick McCarthy – a long afternoon
This is what Mick has said as he complimented the Newcastle performance:
“We were beaten by the better team, beaten by the champions. If I see a better team than that this year I’ll be surprised”
“I’ve just spoken to the players, That was one of those days where we couldn’t do a lot about it. We tried everything to stop them and to get a foothold in the game.”
“To be fair the one pleasing thing was we kept it at 1-0 for 70 minutes. We gave the ball away from a throw in for the second goal, but nevertheless the finish was fabulous.”
“All three of the finishes were fabulous.”
“I wonder if we’d have had those chances, or anybody else, would they have scored them? I don’t know.” “They were better than us, they are better than us and they’ll be Champions in my view.”
“They are a very good team, they played very well and they deserved to win and we got what we deserved, which was nothing.”
Mick went on to say his players were absolutely knackered as they had played their hearts out this afternoon but couldn’t stop a good-looking Newcastle side who could have even scored more goals with a bit more luck.