We are hoping that Jamaal Lascelles can return to the team tomorrow in the vital home game against an improving Everton side.
Our defense has almost fallen apart in the last five games as there have been too many mistakes made.
Those mistakes has led to Newcastle conceding 15 goals in just five games, and we must tighten up big time at the back.
The good news is that with Dwight Gayle coming into some form and forming an improving partnership with Joselu up front we are starting to score some goals.
Both Joselu and Gayle scored on Saturday in the 3-2 defeat to Leicester City at home.
Joselu – has scored 3 goals this season
The players (and fans) cannot let their heads drop and what’s needed is a win to lift the spirits of everybody associated with the club.
A win would do wonders tomorrow night.
This is what Joselu has said to the local press as reported in the Northern Echo today
“We are a good team as well, and we have to remember that,. “We have good players, a good stadium and good supporters.”
“I think it was an unlucky game, because, in the end, we conceded an own goal. But that is football.”
“We need to keep fighting and thinking about Wednesday. We’ll try to get the three points.”
“We need to stay positive, always, because if we go down, it’s very difficult to go up again.”
“We try to stay positive, all of us, and tomorrow is a new day. We think about Everton.”
“All the strikers need to score goals, and me especially,” “It was a good moment. We started well and opened the game well.”
“But I would have preferred to take the three points and keep fighting for the team. We keep going.”
“The strikers need to score goals, and I scored. I was also happy that Dwight Gayle scored, because we played up front together.”
“I try to keep fighting in every game and work hard. We need players like this. After that, if we score goals, it’s better.”
“I have played three or four times with Gayle, and I think we play well together.”
“The manager takes the decision, and we try to do our best every game. I’m very happy for me and for Dwight as well, but we need the points.”
We have to remember the goal this season is to survive and get to 40 points as soon as we can.
And some wins over the Christmas period will do wonders for the players and their confidence.
We just have to hope that we can get a win soon and certainly Jamaal Lascelles back in the defense maybe with Paul Dummett at left-back will help strengthen the defense.
Newcastle have to stop leaking so many goals through a lack of concentration.
Keep the faith.