George Caulkin has spoken on the latest episode of Pod on the Tyne about the one positive he took from Newcastle United’s latest defeat.
Newcastle United went into their clash against Liverpool, who are gunning for the Premier League title, with a boatload of confidence as they hadn’t tasted defeat at St James’ Park since December 19th when Manchester City beat them 4-0.
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However, they were quickly brought down to earth when the Reds swept them aside with a comfortable 1-0 win and restricted the Magpies to an XG of just 0.2 as they only managed two shots on target through the entire game.
Despite the game appearing to be extremely one-sided, Caulkin has revealed what positive he took from the defeat.
(31:20) “The one thing I’m pleased about is that it wasn’t a humiliation and we’ve seen quite a few humiliations over the years.
The fact that we’re coming away with that slight sense of deflation about a 1-0 defeat to Liverpool, however, one-sided it was, I do think is actually a positive sign.”
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s progress…
The last time that Eddie Howe’s side took on Liverpool they were put to the sword and ended up losing 3-1 at Anfield, so the fact that they only shipped one goal this time around is an obvious sign of improvement, but also one that shows how far they still have to go.
When PIF bought Newcastle United, Amanda Staveley claimed that they wanted to win the Premier League within 10 years, and their performance against Liverpool will show how far they have to go, but also proved that they have already made huge steps in the right direction to ensure the game never got out of reach last Saturday.