With Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion's promotion to the Premier League all but sealed, Rafa Benitez and Chris Hughton have proved to be two of the best managers outside of the Premier League. Newcastle United was outplayed, and outscored 3-1, by Ipswich Town. "There are some very good players in that dressing room".
The Magpies were everyone's favorites to bounce back from relegation and get promoted from the Championship at the first time of asking, as they did in 2009.
"They know what I told them at half-time and at the end, we know something was wrong and now we have to analyse and change quickly".
"We've just been focusing on getting results and points, and that's what we'll continue to do until the end of the season before we go from there".
His conversion of Christian Atsu's cross took him to six goals for the season, but while he was grateful for the warm reception he was afforded by the Ipswich fans, he was not able to extract much satisfaction from the occasion as a whole. But it certainly does not make me believe everything is rosy in the Ipswich Town garden.
"The goal was for nothing, really".
After Preston on Monday, Newcastle visit Cardiff the following Saturday before they are at home to Barnsley in their final game. We know what we have to do, it is about going out and doing it.
"But we can not blame anyone, we just have to blame ourselves, correct our mistakes and continue working hard for the future".
The hard-working Freddie Sears scored his fourth goal in as many games and provided an assist, while Emyr Huws put the icing on an excellent individual display with a thumping volley.
"We know if we pick up maximum points, we're there".