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Tiote Says There Is No Escape

7 years ago
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Ahead of the derby match on enemy territory, Newcastle United’s latest captain has revealed how the team are preparing for matches these days and how to cope when mistakes are made.

Interesting to hear Cheick speak specifically about getting the focus right on the pitch because many fans would point out that as something that the Ivory Coast definitely appeared to lost last season.

However, in recent matches Tiote has looked very much back to near his best and against Liverpool he certainly appeared to carry the captaincy as a badge of honour rather than as a burden.

This is what Cheick had to say to the Chronicle;

“I do not read anything on TV or the internet, it is not important for me. We just have to focus on the pitch, if we do our jobs we win games. Our fans travel everywhere, I’m always happy when we give them wins; we don’t want to send them home unhappy.

“There‘s no escape from criticism if we lose…the only way we can answer people is by winning. If we lose we must make sure we don’t repeat the mistakes, we’ve been trying to do that in the last few days. When you are on the pitch you’ve got to give everything for the fans and the manager.”

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