Pardew: 'I Looked Them In The Eye'

29 November 2012 01:26
Alan Pardew felt his side deserved much better after watching the Magpies slip to a fourth consecutive Barclays Premier League defeat at Stoke last night.

Alan Pardew: "Sometimes you have a game plan and your players see it through to the letter and it's pretty galling to look them in the eye and say they've come away with nothing, which I had to do.

"A couple of mistakes cost us the game, and we didn't make many mistakes. It's a tough result for us to take.

"We had a penalty shout that didn't go our way.

"That's the sort of break you need when you're on a run like ours and we didn't get it.

"But I look at my team and it was such an improved performance.

"There was real commitment, a good balance to the team, and, if you're going to get a victory, that's the sort of performance that's going to lead you to one."

Source: Newcastle United Mad