We just hope that Newcastle are not going to serve up another display like this one at St. James Park this season, because if that happens the unthinkable could happen and we’ll not get promoted back to the Premier League.
It’s not even worth thinking about and Rafa has to get the lads back to playing error-free football.
If anxiety starts to creep into our players’ game then it will not end up well – and then everything good that has happened this season under Rafa Benitez could go up in smoke.
Rafa Benitez – not happy with mistakes
That mustn’t happen.
This is what the manager said after the horror show and this on his one year anniversary as the Newcastle manager:
“We knew it could be a difficult game, and we knew we had to do well at the beginning and not make mistakes,”
“But we started making mistakes, and we paid for that. Fulham are a good team – they passed the ball well and they have pace.”
“We were giving the ball away, and that was giving them the chance to play in the way that they like to play.”
“When you have tried and have made mistakes, you have to analyse why. It is not as though the players were not trying in terms of effort.”
“Sometimes, it is just the wrong decision, and that is something we have to improve.”
“In terms of effort, you could see we were running and working very hard.”
“Clark picked up a knock with his knee, so we will have to see how he is.”
Let’s hope we are not going to have yet another disaster at Newcastle.
Our players have to stand up to the plate and be counted – courage and bravery are needed in times of strife.
Euphoria after last Saturday’s huge win at Huddersfield has turned into dismay in a short eight days – as we have somehow managed to drop 5 points on Brighton and Huddersfield in the last two games