Rafa seemed pleased with the way Newcastle played at Wembley today and after Salomon Rondon hit the post with a header after 60 minutes, we didn’t have much luck against a very good Tottenham side.
Martin Dubravka made one of his rare mistakes to concede a goal with just 7 minutes left in the game but before that, he was putting in another good performance.
New loan signing Antonio Barreca from Monaco made a late substitute appearance to make his debut for Newcastle.
And both he and Almiron will be available for our next game at Wolves a week on Monday night, so we must try to win that game.
And Newcastle should be a lot more effective on the attack with Almiron likely to start the game after a week’s training with the lads.
Martin Dubravka – in action today
It was disappointing today but we still played well and we thought last Monday that Newcastle would have easily lost the last two games.
“We worked hard.” “It wasn’t perfect defensively and they scored with a bit of quality from Son.”
“I was pleased with the attitude of the players, especially in defense.”
“I don’t blame anyone for the goal – anyone can make a mistake.” “It’s a goal that we could have avoided.” “We now have to look forward.”
“It’s been a positive week, but overall to get three points against Man City which no one was expecting was a big boost and to get new faces in will boost the competition.
“They can help sand improve the team and overall it is a positive.
“For sure, the target is still survival – get three points in next game and we are closer to staying up.”
This week has been a good week for Newcastle, the fans and Mr. Rafa Benitez.