It was a big disappointment to lose the game at Burnley on Monday night.
We didn’t play well but we deserved at least a point but we know in football what you deserve is not always what you get.
Or put another way by Mick Jagger – you can’t always get what you want.
Rafa said after the game on Monday it will be important that his players are in a good mental state for the game against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Like our last two opponents – Crystal Palace and Burnley – Bournemouth are also very well organized.
Their 39-year-old up and coming manager Eddie Howe has done excellent work over the last several years at the Cherries.
Jamaal Lascelles – in action at Turf Moor
The Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is urging the players to get over the loss and be ready for battle on Saturday afternoon.
This is what Jamaal has said as reported in the Northern Echo this morning:
“In the Championship this team learned to put results like the one at Burnley in the past quickly and move on.”
“You can’t be too happy when you win and you can’t be too down when you lose.”
“It’s important that you stay humble, stay level-headed and you’ve got to respect every team but at the same time be confident you’re going to beat them.”
“That’s how we’ll be approaching Saturday.”
“It was one lapse in concentration. They didn’t have many chances, or when they did we dealt with them fairly easily.”
“But down the other end we had two or three chances where we could have equalized at the end.”
“I suppose it’s just one of those games where things didn’t quite go for us.”
“Obviously we’re disappointed but we aren’t going to let our heads drop. We’re going to look to turn things around on Saturday.”
A win is what we need on Saturday to take us back up the league table from our current 9th position – before the two-week International break.