Rafa Benitez was not happy that his team gave up 2 precious points in the final 10 minutes of the game last Saturday at Bournemouth.
In the reverse fixture, we outplayed the Cherries in the first half, but they scored a winner in stoppage time – so they got 4 points out of us and we could have won both games.
The Chronicle is reporting the squad were put through a full training session on Sunday morning.
The purpose of the session was to work on some mistakes while it was fresh in the players’ minds.
Rafa Benitez – at Bournemouth on Saturday
Rafa was immediately concentrating on next Saturday when we play at Liverpool – and we need something out of the game.
The session was already on the schedule so there will not be any let up from Rafa in his single-minded quest to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season.
The game at home to Manchester United showed we can get wins in the unlikeliest of games.
This is what Rafa had said after the game:
“We were I think in control of the game and had a clear idea of how to do things.”
“They didn’t have too many chances, I would say that the chance that we missed (Shelvey) and then the goal they scored quickly after, that changed everything.”
“After that, we lost control.” “We have lost two points.”
When every single point counts this season, it was tough to take at the end of the game after Dan Gosling had scored the equalizer after 89 minutes.
Maybe if we can beat Liverpool on Saturday, we’ll feel a lot better!
But the game after that at home to Southampton is crucial, and our players cannot have any anxiety in that game.
We need to blow the Saints away.