Every time I read quotes from Steven Taylor I can feel the blood pressure of a sizeable number of Newcastle fans going off the scale.

Only last week, the centre-back declared how happy the fans now were, straight after he and Mike Williamson had teamed up to let in a comical goal (watch it HERE)against Sheffield United, with Tim Krul also looking as though his blood pressure was heading the same way…

Now Taylor has declared that he thought he and his teammates dealt very well with with Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Well this may have been the case for much of the match but it was seriously undone by yet another clanger from a certain Steven Taylor, as he failed to clear the danger from a Monchengladbach attack that had already broken down, the ball only half-cleared to the edge of the box and Hazard having a free shot past Tim Krul.

With it now nailed on that it will be Williamson and Steven Taylor facing Southampton on Sunday, we need a lot more from them than just talking a good game.

Steven Taylor speaking to the Chronicle:

“They’re a top side, they beat Bayern Munich twice last season and you can see that with their midfield.

“They are so calm on the ball and it was the first game I have played where the strikers drop right off into midfield but I thought we dealt with them very well, in the first half we were in control.”

New philosophy:

“Look at Gini (Wijnaldum), when he gets the ball he is sharp and strong, he and Moussa Sissoko were going straight through them. We have started to create more chances but we just need to start controlling the game.”

“We are trying to keep the ball rather than chasing it, that is our philosophy now and we are going to stick to it, I think you will see us creating more and getting at teams more.”