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Jamaal Lascelles speaking after Newcastle 2 Lillestrom 1: “It just shows how the players can change – you know, hopefully now everybody is really high, we’re buzzing from it. “
Rolando Aarons: “We were playing against opposition we’re not used to, on a very dry surface, but it was a very good workout to end a good few days of training.”
Some people would suggest that maybe Steve McClaren and his players would have been better off training on the beach at Whitley Bay and playing one of the local non-league sides instead….
After the win over Lillestrom, Steve McClaren was asked about the six players who hadn’t been included in the matchday squad.
Steve McClaren: “We have just talked about not getting too high when we win and when we lose a game, let’s not get too low.”
In his 25 minutes on the pitch in a more fitting wing role, Rolando Aarons was Newcastle’s best player against Lillestrom and he scored the winner – watch it here.
A 3pm Saturday kick-off (2pm UK time) in La Manga has seen Newcastle win 2-1 in their hastily arranged friendly after Steve McClaren couldn’t find a team to play in the UK.
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