Massadio Haidara has admitted that the players’ heads went down when Dimitri Payet scored his and West Ham’s second goal.

The Newcastle defender says that ‘everybody was angry after the game’ and that was certainly true of the 2,200 travelling supporters.

Haidara says that the team has to get some points as soon as possible and that it starts on Saturday.

With now five matches without a win, it gets progressively harder to build momentum but you don’t want heads to be dropping so early in the season.

Massadio Haidara is saying all the right things and no doubt we’ll have a fair few more of the players wheeled out in the press to say similar things.

Of course we have heard it all before, including when most of these same players broke the club record for most consecutive league defeats in the entire 123 year history, last season.

All that counts is what happens when they step over that line at 3pm on Saturday.

Massadio Haidara speaking to the official club website:

“We are all disappointed because we didn’t play very well. Everybody was angry after the game. We know we can do better and we didn’t do it, so it is normal for people to be frustrated.

“We have to react on Saturday because we need the points. We are not in a good position and need to leave there as soon as possible.”

Heads dropped:

“The first goal was difficult to block because he shot very well. Tim could do nothing about it.

“But after the goal we had to do better and try to come back into the game. The second goal was a bad one to concede, our heads dropped down and it was difficult for us to come back into the game.”

Starts on Saturday:

“It is good that the next game is so quick, because it means we have to forget about it straight away and focus everything on Saturday and Watford.

“It is a very important game and we have to be ready. We have to take points and that starts on Saturday. We have a few days to work and to find a way to win.”