After yesterday’s disappointing loss, Steve Bruce had little to grasp onto as a positive from the match. However, there was the excellent goal by Matty Longstaff in the 17th minute.
Bruce had this to say about the 19-year-old:
“He’s played four times and scored twice against Man United. He’s got a bright future, we know that. He’s tenacious and wants to do well.”
It was a great goal for a player who has shown a flair for the dramatic thus far in his fledgling career. Matty spoke to NUFC TV after the match. The youngster was clearly disappointed with the result and performance.
Young Matty was asked three times about his goal, but he was having none of it. His response was to minimize the goal and to make it clear that the performance wasn’t good enough. It was a mature interview from the youngster.
The midfielder is now looking forward to the Everton match on Saturday, which is looming as a massive one after yesterday’s Premier League results.
It’s also the first match of the second half of the season. We’ve finished the first half in 10th place, which is a good start. This is what Matty had to say when asked about the decent start to the season.
“Yeah, exactly. We’ve been on a good run until today.
“The good thing for us is in 48 hours we’ve got the chance to put it right against Everton.
“We’ve got a good changing room in there. We’ve got some big characters, and I’m sure we’ll be ready come Saturday.”
Bruce has been able to get a response from the lads after some poor performances this season. We’ll need him to do just that tomorrow. A loss will see Everton jump above us in the league on goal difference, and we’ll have 18th place like baying hounds on our trail.
If we can put it right against Everton, as Matty says, we can look at the Manchester United result as just a minor blemish. However, a second straight loss could be the start of something a lot more troubling.
We think the lads can put it right tomorrow but we could be in for a very nervy game.
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