Wolves were always going to equalise admits Jamaal Lascelles
Jamaal Lascelles has been talking about the Wolves match and the season so far.
In total, Newcastle have played 11 games (all competitions) and won only two, scoring just the seven goals.
Despite this, the Newcastle captain insists: ‘with our performances it is only a matter of time before things start to click.’
Newcastle fans remain to be convinced, whilst the team has been reasonably good in defence, there appears to be no viable plan on how to create chances and score goals, with the problem getting worse not better.
In the last four games, Newcastle have only had four efforts on target, plus in two of the four not a single corner or effort on target.
In over eight hours of football before Jamaal Lascelles scored on Sunday, Newcastle had only scored once.
Lascelles admits it was only a matter of time before Wolves equalised: ‘The second half wasn’t good enough, we dropped deep and it was only a matter of time before they scored.’
Rather bizarrely, Steve Bruce insisted that he had sent his team out to attack in the second-half and blamed the players for deciding to defend so deep instead and hand domination over to Wolves. Yet despite his claim that the players didn’t follow orders, neither he nor his coaches were seen shouting instructions to follow Bruce’s orders and no substitutions were made until 85 minutes. Not very believable if Steve Bruce was supposedly so unhappy that they were allegedly not following his instructions.
Steve Bruce indicated that Newcastle should pick up plenty of point from this four game run, so after a lucky point against Wolves, interesting to see what happens against West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.
Jamaal Lascelles speaking to the Chronicle:
“We have to look at how we can do better in games.
“Hopefully we can correct things for West Ham.
“It is another game when we put in a good performance against Wolves in the first half but couldn’t see it through.
“It is encouraging that we performed bigger teams on the day, Man United and Tottenham, and Chelsea to an extent.
“We are putting in performances.
“We are at the bottom of the table but we can definitely no panic, with our performances it is only a matter of time before things start to click, it will come.
“I think the fans were confident that we could get a result against Wolves, you could sense it, they were behind us and felt we could do it – we can’t fault them.
“Home or away they are excellent, it’s just a shame we couldn’t give them three points vs Wolves.
“The first half was pretty comfortable, we kept possession and were a goal up.
“The second half wasn’t good enough, we dropped deep and it was only a matter of time before they scored.
“I was pleased to get on the scoresheet but it would have been better if we’d have got the three points.”
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