We are all finding out just how hectic things can be in the Championship.
When we have played – between the two week International breaks – we have played two games a week and it’s a big challenge for all teams in the Championship.
Newcastle have now played 17 games this season in total and our season started on August 5th so that’s 17 games in 84 days and we have had four weeks off with two International breaks.
That means those 17 games have been crammed into just 56 days.
Ayoze Perez after scoring on Tuesday night
It’s really strange at the beginning of the season how we go full pelt with the club games and then everything comes to a grinding halt for two weeks during the International breaks.
It’s really weird, but the countries have to play their games.
That’s true isn’t it?
Ayoze Perez has talked today about how different (and harder) it is in the Championship compared to the Premier League and the PL clubs have played only 9 league games so far compared to our 14 league games.
Here’s some of what Ayoze has said today:
“We need to have the right mentality whatever team we play with, three points is hard to earn against every team at this level, we have to be focused on every game.”
“We are doing fine but we need to keep going.” “It is a lot different to the teams we play in the Premier League.”
“You have to get the mentality right and work hard for the goals and the results to get the points to get back to the Premier League.”
It will definitely be a tough game tomorrow afternoon at Deepdale against Preston North End and we are just hoping we don’t have the let down we had the last time we won 6-0.
That was that fantastic win at QPR and then four days later at St. James’ Park we were surprisingly beaten 2-0 by Wolves and we did not play well.
We cannot afford another slip up like that tomorrow.