Tino Asprilla To The Rescue
The much loved and charismatic Tino Asprilla had this to say to the Chronicle;
“I honestly believe Alan Pardew and John Carver can turn this around.
What you have to remember is no team is handed any prizes in November, there are still many games for the players to get things resolved.
Winning games breeds confidence and all Newcastle need at the moment is one win to reignite themselves.
When that happens the players wonder how they got in a mess and the manager asks them why they could not do that before”.
I’ve always thought it a massive truth that if you win your last match then you are much more likely to win the next and so on, likewise if you lose your last match…
The position Newcastle find themselves in leading up to the Stoke match is that they do look desperate for a positive result to give them a bit of belief and confidence.
At Southampton it wasn’t so much the result that stood out, as the fact that not one of our players appeared to want the ball, with the possible exception of Davide Santon and Cheick Tiote.
Every other player couldn’t get rid of the ball quick enough (reminded me of my school days when we were sometimes forced to play rugby in PE and everybody just used to throw or kick the ball away as soon as they got it before the other team trampled them) and the result is that no pressure is built up on the other team, as possession is surrendered tamely every time.
So as Tino says that one result has to come ASAP, indeed tonight that result might just need to be a spirited draw to take into the home match with Wigan on Monday and build from there.
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