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Conte Praises Newcastle’s Desire And Fight – The Only Negative Is The Owner

Newcastle won 3-0 at St James’s Park yesterday against Chelsea to end the season in 10th place and on a high note with our 12th win of the season and a good 44 points.

From the very first whistle, our players had more desire and fight than a listless Chelsea side.

The Blues now have to play Manchester United at Wembley in the FA Cup Final next Saturday.

It was a terrific game for Newcastle fans to watch, and we are in awe of Mr. Rafa Benitez who has completely transformed the team in a short two years.

And the 58-year-old wants to do a lot more at the club if only the owner will support him.

Chelsea manager Conte came under a lot of criticism after the game for the lackluster performance of his team.

The two managers on the touchline yesterday 

But the Italian manager was honest enough in admitting that Newcastle had more desire and fight and deserved to win the game.

Here’s what the Chelsea manager said after the game:

“For sure, we didn’t play a good game, but from the start, Newcastle outplayed us in many aspects.”

“Newcastle showed great desire, a great will to fight, a great will to take three points and to finish this season in the best possible way.”

“I’m sure we can do better.”

“For sure we must change because if we think we can play a game like this in the final of the FA Cup, we don’t have a chance.”

“But we have six days to change our approach, our desire, our will to fight. For this, I’m the first person to answer, because I am the coach of this team.”

“After a game like this, I am the first person to answer for this bad game.”

“I repeat, Newcastle out-played us and they deserved to win. But I’m the first person to answer for this.”

“I like to play to win and this is my first season that I didn’t win the title,” “When I start a season, I have always won.”

That performance from Newcastle shows that with the team we have we can beat some top teams and we have now beaten Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea at home this year.

Rafa needs three or four (or more) class players brought in over the summer, but he seems to have the basis of a decent side after his tremendous efforts of this season.

And the players know exactly what Rafa wants from them.

Things are looking good at Newcastle with the owner the only negative at the club.

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8 comments so far

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 14, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1


    Are you Joe Kinear?

  • Jib

    May 14, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    On previous
    Shearer’s never going to have anything good
    to say about Ashley cos MA sussed him out as a
    shite manager.
    The appointment of assistant coach
    Chris Hughton over his and Ian Dowie’s
    head in summer 2009 really boiled his piss.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Optimistic Panda
    Go back to being a blanket folder
    in the sores

  • Jib

    May 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #4

    stores even ha ha ha
    Freudian slip

  • Optimistic Panda

    May 14, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #5


    Go back to Wimbledon, womble

  • Mag52

    May 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6


    So how does that account for probably something like 95% of the bloggers on here agreeing with Shearer’s sentiments regarding Ashley ?
    What has big Mike sussed out about us ?

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #7

    Earlier comments about Murphy seem harsh. He’s come from the Championship and somehow like Perez just needs some further fitness and strength training which is maybe what Perez has benefited from ? Together with some Rafa tuition he can grow into the team and grow his game. Yesterday he seemed to go walkabout on the pitch into different positions but I can’t work out if he was ball chasing which is what younger players often do or had he been given a free rein by Rafa to runaround and confound those Chelsea blighters. Curious to know if his brother is on Rafa’s transfer radar and whether or not that would be good for both lads and the team to be here together.

    Noticed that Gayle did the baby dummy gesture after he scored and recall that I think his little un and missus might have had a difficult time with the birth or illness awhile back. Understandable if that has been on his mind so just hope that all’s well there and wish them well. If he is moved on then you might think that Fulham if they don’t make the grade this year could be a destination for him.

  • Jib

    May 14, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #8

    He could learn a lot from Ritchie
    There’s always a directness and
    purpose to his game whereas
    Murphy sometimes resembles the
    proverbial headless chicken.


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