Alan Shearer has written his Sunday article in the Sun, and it is a far cry from his last two. That has everything to do with the magnificent performance from Newcastle against Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.
Forget the result, it was a faultless display that also happened to be very timely. Oh, and we’ll take the three points for sure.
Here is a little of what Alan wrote in his article:
We saw a team that was very well organised and their 5-4-1 set-up worked to perfection. They had everything in that performance.
Grit, determination, togetherness and a system they look to be enjoying. They made it very difficult for Tottenham and they deserved that magnificent win.
I hope there’s more of that to come in the following weeks. Not many gave Newcastle a chance so to go to Tottenham and perform in the way they did is a great credit to the players, Steve Bruce and his staff.
To impress Alan Shearer is not an easy feat as his standards are quite high. So Steve Bruce and the lads should be chuffed with this sort of praise.
However, it is well deserved. After the week that was, for the team to have the fortitude to put in a performance like this speaks volumes of the character of the lads.
Our top performers were some of the most scrutinized this week. Paul Dummett, Joelinton, and Miguel Almiron were stellar on Sunday. They had heard the critics this week and responded as true professionals should.
This is what we wanted, a reaction. We got far more than that in an unexpected three points at Spurs. Though we must not get ahead of ourselves. There is still much work to be done.
Newcastle have a big week ahead still with the cup tie against Leicester on Wednesday followed by a crucial match at St James Park against Watford. A loss to Watford would send us into the international break on a sour note. And we really hate those.