Last night was positive for both Newcastle fans and the team as we were able to get a good 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns and bring to an end four defeats on the trot.
But the lads still had to come back from being 2-0 down after 56 minutes, and we have now conceded 9 goals in the last 3 games, and we have a trip to Stamford Bridge coming up on Saturday.
But last night’s performance was a lot better than Saturday against st Watford, and it looked more like a Rafa Benitez side.
West Brom hadn’t won since August, so it was good that Newcastle came back to 2-2 – a defeat would have been very embarrassing.
Benitez was asked if it was like Liverpool’s famous comeback in Istanbul in 2005 – this is how he answered that as reported in the Chronicle:
“Obviously it’s different to then but to come back from 2-0 down was very positive and we showed character.”
“The reaction was there.” “We were very positive and the way we played in the last few minutes.”
“We can still improve and we have to improve but at least we could see work-rate, character, commitment and a lot of positives and some good play.”
“We didn’t deserve to lose the four games.” “But it’s something we can’t change.”
“It’s a bad run but reacting the way we did means it’s all very positive for the future.”
We must be very organized and play well against Chelsea on Saturday and try to keep our goal difference as low as possible – currently, it’s at -6.