Newcastle have made a good solid start to the Premier League this season, but we cannot get carried away – too much.
Chris Hughton – taking control of Newcastle fans’ huge expectations
Newcastle have already had some great results this season, with wins at Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton, and home wins of 6-0 against Aston Villa and 5-1 against local rivals, Sunderland – our best result in that fixture for 55 years.
But Chris Hughton is trying to keep a lid on any unrealistic expectations:
“Where we have been in recent years I don’t think we can afford to think that way,”“The club needs a period of stability before it can push on from there, so talk of top six is unrealistic at this moment.”
“You never know, at some stage in the future, that can be possible.” “But we do have to go through a period of consolidation to get things put in place.”
Newcastle must have an excellent chance of collecting some points this afternoon, and since we haven’t won for 5 games now, we are certainly due a win at the Hawthorns, but the lads will have to turn up for this game, unlike our last game on the road at Bolton.
“If we lose two or three games on the spin there will be an equal amount of people thinking they could be in the bottom three in a few weeks’ time,”
“That is how close the league is. So we are realistic. The aim is exactly the same – to secure Premier League status and to continue to make progress.”
The Premier League is fairly wide open this season, and we can either push on, and get some stability in the league, but as Chris says, a couple of defeats in a row and we could also slip quickly down the table.
The bottom line is that we are very pleased with where the team is right now.