Newcastle did really well in November to win all three of our Premier League games, and it should be a cast-iron certainty that Rafa will win Mange of the Month.
He has so far won six Premier League Manager of the Month awards, and he won one down for the Championship two years ago.
Now that things didn’t go as planned last Saturday in our 3-0 defeat to a skillful West Ham side at home, it will be a big test, and a reality check tomorrow night at Goodison Park.
Rafa will be hoping the team can come away with something from Everton tomorrow night, but it’s going to be a tough game.
Newcastle made too many mistakes at the back and up front, and hopefully, we can cut those out for our trip to the Toffees.
DeAndre Yedlin – in US colors
DeAndre Yedlin had a difficult time containing £35M Felipe Anderson on Saturday, and he cost more than our team put together – such is the power of money in the Premier League these days.
Yedlin is hoping we can bounce back tomorrow night at Goodison:
“It was disappointing not to be able to carry on the run.”
“I think we made too many mistakes at both ends of the pitch. That happens, and we just have to move forward from it.”
“You can’t take anything for granted in the Premier League,”
“West Ham are an interesting one because with the quality they have in their team. I don’t think that’s reflected in where they are in the table.”
“Maybe it’s a bit of a reality check. We’ve been on a good run, but it’s like the old saying says, you have to keep your lows high and your highs low.”
“You have to stay balanced because in the Premier League, every single game can bring you back down to earth.”
“You can’t get too worked up about winning, but, at the same time, we can’t get too low just because we’ve lost a game.”
“Unless you’re one of the absolute top teams, that’s going to happen. That’s just the way it is.”
“The confidence is still there, it hasn’t disappeared just because we’ve lost a game, and now we just need to move forward.”
“The gaffer stays very level-headed, and that’s one of the great things about him,” said Yedlin. “He stays pretty balanced no matter what.”
“When the players seem to be getting a little big high about a win, he brings us back down to earth and kind of explains that we haven’t done anything yet.”
Whereas 70% of fans thought we would beat West Ham on Saturday, 63% of our fans think we will lose the game tomorrow night.
What do you think?