Rob Elliot says that Newcastle are ‘on the crest of a wave’ after beating Tottenham and making it back to back wins for the first time in over a year.
Despite being at fault for the Spurs goal, Rob Elliot deserved his man of the match rating for the saves that kept United in the game and was also top of our player ratings voted by the fans.
Despite going a goal down, Elliot says that at half-time he still thought Newcastle were in the game and was full of praise for the attitude and contribute of Mitrovic and Perez who came off the bench to win the game to the disbelief of the Spurs fans (read their comments HERE).
However, some fans will think the United goalkeeper is extending his generosity a little bit too far when he says that he thinks that both de Jong and Cisse deserved goals as well after their contribution to the match…
When it comes to who is Newcastle United’s number one, Rob Elliot is in no doubt, saying ‘Massive shout to Tim Krul…he is our number one and we just want to wish him a massive recovery’.
Tim Krul revealed at the weekend that he expects to come off his crutches this week and has an appointment with the surgeon to see if he can now push on to the next stage of his recovery.
Elliot also believes that a major factor in these recent games is that players have ‘come out of their shell more’ and are helping each other out, creating more of a cohesive unit rather than a set of individuals.
Rob Elliot speaking to NUFC TV:
“They had a few chances but you don’t come to White Hart Lane without them having chances.
“We knew we was in the game, we were better than we showed first half and I think we are on the crest of a wave and just need to make sure we keep it going. I think everybody has come out of their shell more, in helping each other out.
“Just great to contribute and make some saves, the lads have pulled it back, magnificent.
“Massive shout to Tim Krul, chat to him all the time – he is our number one and we just want to wish him a massive recovery.
“They (Mitrovic and Perez) have been a bit unlucky, got changed around after a couple of defeats but they have shown their character and really deserve that (goals that beat Spurs).
“I think Papiss and Siem maybe would argue they deserved it. Which I think doesn’t matter so long as we are getting the goals and the front four, six or seven can get the goals, whether from the bench or from the start.
“Aston Villa are still a good team with top players and if we take our foot off the gas we could get found out.”