Newcastle go into a tough game tonight at former Premier League Champions Leicester City with our fans still in a little bit of shock that we managed to lose the game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Palace had one shot on target and won the game with a soft penalty we gifted them after 81 minutes.
That’s after we had been much the better side but had fluffed our chances in front of goal.
That’s been a familiar refrain with Newcastle this season – much like what happened last season.
We don’t score enough goals.
Rafa Benitez – we deserved to beat Palace
This is what Benitez said about the loss last Saturday in the Chronicle today:
“Against Palace we did well – we had 18 attempts and they had one shot on target.”
“So people can analyze the games.” “In the last 10 mins vs Crystal Palace, we were doing well.”
“My frustration and disappointment was because we were talking about the penalties and exactly the same situation that happened.”
“We analyzed clips on that and we knew they’d be dangerous on the counter-attack.”
“In the last 10 minutes plus seven minutes added time we didn’t do well.”
“We played with anxiety and rushed when we had the ball and we didn’t do the right things.”
“It is a pity that we didn’t manage with more experience in the final minutes.”
“It was a game we deserved to win.”
Fans are not too confident about the outcome of tonight’s game – but another defeat is the last thing we need right now.
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