Paul Dummett believes that Newcastle showed a different side to their ‘character’ when coming away from Bournemouth with a win.
The United defender hopes that the three points will prove a turning point in Newcastle’s season, after playing well in the games leading up to Bournemouth.
Dummett says that the hope is the players can take the gritty defending from the last game and then add the attacking play that was in evidence against Stoke in the match before.
In these last three games the word we are really looking for is ‘luck’.
Sunderland, Stoke and Bournemouth look like three of the weakest teams this season and so they’re a trio of clubs that Newcastle are competing with.
Against Sunderland, Newcastle had no luck,
Against Stoke the team were unlucky to run into an in-form goalkeeper.
Whilst against Bournemouth we had all the luck, totally outplayed but fortunate to play a team that had no finishers in their team on the day.
Now Newcastle need to step it up as they are playing four teams that carry far more threat, with Leicester, Palace, Liverpool and Spurs up next.
As Paul Dummett says, let’s hope we have ‘enough quality players’ to win a ‘fair few of them’.
“We’re hoping that the Bournemouth game will prove to be a turning point, in the last few weeks we have played really well but we hadn’t been getting the wins.
“We showed a different side (v Bournemouth) to our character and hopefully that can carry on into the next game.
“We will be going out in that game to try to do a bit of both, to be resolute and hard to break down, but we also want to attack and be a threat, play well.
“As long as we are playing well in games, we have enough quality players that should mean we win a fair few of them.
“It’s important to be out of the bottom three during the international break, if we had been in the bottom three we’d have spent the best part of two weeks hearing things about our position in the table.
“It’s only one game though and we have to go on and win more.”